Host City: St Moritz 1948
The Winter Olympic Games were held in St Moritz, Switzerland, in 1948, between Jan 30-Feb 8. At these Games 28 Nations with 669 participants competed in 22 events. This was the second time that the Winter Olympics were held in St Moritz, the first time was in 1928. This was the first Games held after the second World War, and St Moritz was chosen, in part, as it was a city untouched by the war.
- The event of Skeleton (a head-first version of the luge) appeared here for the first time since the previous St. Moritz Games 20 years earlier. American John Heaton won the silver, as he had done the previous time.
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