These games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland- it had been 12 years since the last winter games. The organizing committee faced several challenges due to the lack of financial and human resources consumed by the war. Chile, Denmark, Iceland, Korea, and Lebanon all made their Winter Olympic debut at these Games. Three countries, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, tied for the most medals won with ten medals each. 28 nations were present with 669 athletes.