TV broadcast of the Olympics begun in 1956. Broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games was in eight European countries.
Giovanni Gronchi — President of Italy addressed to the audience with an inaugural speech and announced opening of the VII Olympic Winter Games.
Giovanni Gronchi — President of Italy and flag bearers of participating countries.
Further, the athlete — speed skater Guido Caroli enters into the stadium bearing a torch with the Olympic flame. Here came the main curiosity of the Opening ceremony — Guido tripped on a TV cable and fell down. As a result, the Olympic flame went out and had to be reignited. Caroli in his second chance finally brought the flame and lighted it over the stadium.