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. The first Winter Games was 11-day event held between Jan 25-Feb 5, 1924. Sixteen nations with 292 participants competed in 18 events, including nordic skiing, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and bobsledding. Not surprisingly, the sports were dominated by the Scandinavians.

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