Squaw Valley 1960

Games Trivia

Instant Replay

During the men's slalom event, officials were unsure as to whether a skier had missed a gate or not.

They asked CBS-TV if they could review a videotape of the race. This gave CBS the idea to invent the now ubiquitous "instant replay."

Disney on Ice

Walt Disney was the Head of Pageantry for the Games. He organized 5,000 participants, including 1,285 instruments and 2,645 voices from nearby schools in California and Nevada. 2,000 doves were also released in the pageantry. The Games were officially opened by Vice President Richard Nixon.