Before the games began, Cushing ended up with control of the Squaw Valley Ski Corporation. The Olympic Games were held February 18-28, 1960. All of the events except the Nordic ski races were held at Squaw Valley. The games opened for the first time with live television. Vice President Richard Nixon and Walt Disney were some of the big-name attendees.
· Officials were worried about the rain and lack of snow in February. A storm blew in on the morning of Opening Ceremonies to save the Games.