France at the Winter Olympic Games

France started sending athletes to compete at the Winter Olympic Games at its own turf in Chamonix in 1924. The nation won three medals, all of them bronze from curling, figure skating and military party on its first appearance. Aside from hosting the inaugural Winter Games the nation also hosted the Winter Olympics in Grenoble (1968) and Albertville (1992).

The nation is strong in alpine skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, figure skating, freestyle skiing and Nordic combined.

The nation’s best showing at the Winter Games so far is in 1968 where they competed as a host and wounded up with gold-silver-bronze medal haul of 4-3-2 which is good for third place behind Norway and USSR.


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