XII Olympic Winter Games Held in Innsbruck, Austria

The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4-15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.

It was the second time the Tyrolean city hosted the Games. Ice dancing also made its debut to the Olympics.

Following the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, security was tight for the 1976 games.

37 Nations Participated in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games. The '76 Winter Olympics marked the final time the Republic of China participated under the Republic of China flag and name. After most of the international community recognized the People's Republic of China as the legitimate government of all China, the ROC was forced to compete under the name Chinese Taipei, under an altered flag and to use its National Banner Song instead of its national anthem. Andorra and San Marino participated in their first Winter Olympic Games.