The officials, unsure as to whether a skier had missed a gate in the men’s slalom, asked CBS-TV if they could review a videotape of the race. This gave CBS the idea to invent the now ubiquitous “instant replay.”
The organizers refused to build a track for the bobsleigh competition, making this the first time that this discipline was not on the Olympic programme.
The winner of the downhill, Frenchman Jean Vuarnet, wore metal skis instead of the traditional wooden ones. It was the first Olympic medal to be won on metal skis.