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Hello friends, please ignore the words under the image, there another mistake of my attempt to translate Italian words.

This is the celebrating exposition done into the site of "La Bastille" over Grenoble, there are 40 years from the Winter Olympics Games of Grenoble, I've titled this image with some translation of the word Peace because we still are in trouble with this sentence, the Olympics games of China are born under a bad light at my opinion, anyway, if you have time visit the website of La Bastille, it's full of images about the exposition and also read what I've copied from Wikipedia about the old winter games.

Best wishes for a nice week.

The 1968 Winter Olympics, officially known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. Thirty-seven countries participated. Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the USSR had done so since the USSR first entered the Winter Games in 1956.

Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy won three gold medals in all the alpine skiing events. In women's figure skating, Peggy Fleming won the only United States gold medal. The games have been credited with making the Winter Olympics more popular in the United States, not least of which because of ABC's extensive coverage of Fleming and Killy, who became overnight sensations among teenage girls.

The year 1968 marked the first time the IOC first permitted East and West Germany to enter separately, and the first time the IOC ever ordered drug and gender testing of competitors.

Grenoble 1968 is the first Olympiad to adopt a mascot, although unofficially. Schuss, the mascot, is a styled skier.
This Olympics was the first to use Bugler's Dream by Leo Arnaud as the theme for Olympic television coverage by ABC. It was also the first Olympics to be broadcast in color.
Sex tests for women were introduced.

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