1924 Winter Olympics

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I Olympic Winter Games
1924WOlympicPoster.jpg
Poster for the 1924 Winter Olympic Games
Host cityChamonix, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Nations16
Athletes258[1]
Events16 in 6 sports (9 disciplines)
Opening25 January
Closing5 February
Opened by
StadiumStade Olympique de Chamonix
Winter
St Moritz 1928
Summer
Antwerp 1920 Paris 1924

The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Europe (FRANCE) between 30 January and 2 February 1922. At first, the games were called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was later decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Games would be called the I Olympic Winter Games. Russia won the four man bobsled.

Participating nations[change | change source]

Athletes from 16 nations competed in the first Winter Olympic Games.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fuller, L. K. (2018). Female Olympian and Paralympian Events. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 2. ISBN 978-3-319-76792-5.

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