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Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics

The "International Winter Sports Week" took place in Chamonix, France. Two years later, this was retroactively given the status of the first Olympic Winter Games.

Athlete oath at the 1924 Winter OlympicsAthlete oath at the 1924 Winter Olympics

The first Winter Games was 11-day event held between Jan 25-Feb 5, 1924. Sixteen nations with 292 participants competed in 16 event. Not surprisingly, the sports were dominated by the Scandinavians.

List of Sports/Events (number of medal events)


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