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  • Who: XIII Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, New York, 1980

  • What: First Olympic use of artificial snow

  • Where: United States

The first time that artificial snow was used at an Olympics was in 1980 at the XIII Winter games held in Lake Placid, New York, USA. Machines were used to produce the snow, ensuring the games took place during an exceptionally dry winter in Lake Placid.


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