Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

(kōrtē`nä dämpĕd`zō), town (1991 pop. 7,109), in Venetia, NE Italy, in the heart of the DolomitesDolomites
or Dolomite Alps,
Alpine group, N Italy, between the Isarco and Piave rivers, named for the dolomitic limestone of which it is composed. Famous for their strikingly bold outline (a stairstep effect created by erosion of alternate layers of soft and hard rock)
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. It is an international winter sports center with a large tourism industry. The 1956 winter Olympic games were held there.
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Nick Deanie, East Kilbride A The 1956 games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, were the first to be televised.
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Renate Goetschl of Austria ended a four-year winless streak in the super-G, beating Germany's Martina Ertl in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, to win her third World Cup race this season.
The 22-year-old Lake Tahoe resident also captured back-to-back World Cup second-place finishes in the SG and Downhill at Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy earlier in the season.
1956 -- Hayes Alan Jenkins leads the United States in a sweep of Olympic men's figure skating in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
In Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Regine Cavagnoud scored her first career victory in a World Cup downhill, ending a 17-year drought by French women in the event.
Unheralded Melanie Suchet of France earned her first World Cup victory on a fast, tricky and altered super-G course that forced out 10 of the top 15 racers in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.
He represented the United States in speedskating at the 1956 Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and eight months later was part of the American cycling contingent in Melbourne, Australia.
1 in a World Cup four-man event in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.