A PRIVATE DONATION
Mr Godfrey Dewey, President of the Organizing Committee, donated a plot of land belonging to his family for the construction of the bobsleigh track.
A FEMALE FLAG-BEARER
A small, all female team of just four figure skaters from Great Britain meant that for the first time it was a woman, Mollie Phillips, who had the honour of carrying the British flag into the stadium at the Opening ceremony.
The American-style Heats
For the first and only time in Olympic history, the European system of heats with two participants each was not used in the speed skating competition. Instead, the American group race method with its mass start and athletes racing against all other competitors and not just the clock and only one other athlete was used to determine the Olympic champions.
Hockey was played in a covered hall.
THE GAMES CONTINUED
Warm weather conditions caused the holding of the four-man bobsled competition to be delayed until two days after the closing ceremony for the Games had already taken place.
Lake Placid 4 February 1932. Opening Ceremony. Speechs of the Officials.
Official opening of the Games by: The Governor of the State of New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: A symbolic fire at an Olympic Winter Games was first lit in 1936 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Olympic Oath by: John Ames "Jack" Shea (speed skating)
Officials' Oath by: The officials' oath at an Olympic Winter Games was first sworn in 1972 at Sapporo.