In a way, what makes this poster even cooler is the fact that Denver never did host the 1976 winter Olympics — they withdrew because hosting the Olympics costs a lot of money.

After Denver withdrew, Whistler, B.C. was offered the games but they declined. The International Olympic Committee then offered the games to Innsbruck, Austria and that’s where the games were held. Here’s one of the posters from the Innsbruck games.

May 21, 2012