Changes of Winter Olympic Sports
Since the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 there have been gradual changes in the number and types of sports. However, some things have not changed: cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating have been on the program at every Winter Olympics since the first in 1924.
Although recently the number of sport disciplines has not changed since 2002, the number of events has continued to rise. In 2018, four new events were introduced - big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing. In 2022, there will be another seven events: women's monobob, mens and women's big air, and mixed team events in aerials skiing, ski jumping, short track speedskating and snowboardcross.
|Year||Host city||No. of Sports||Disciplines||Events||Change in Sport Disciplines|
|2002||Salt Lake City||7||15||78||skeleton added|
|1998||Nagano||7||14||68||curling and snowboarding added|
|1992||Albertville||6||12||57||short track speed skating and freestyle skiing added|
|1964||Innsbruck||6||10||34||luge and bobsleigh added|
|1960||Squaw Valley||4||8||27||biathlon added, bobsleigh removed|
|1948||St. Moritz||4||9||22||skeleton added|
|1936||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||4||8||17||alpine skiing added|
|1932||Lake Placid||4||7||14||skeleton removed|
|1928||St. Moritz||4||8||14||skeleton added, curling and military patrol removed|
|1924||Chamonix||6||9||16||speed skating, curling, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, nordic combined, bobsleigh and military patrol added|
|1920||Antwerp||2||2||4||ice hockey added|
|1908||London||1||1||4||figure skating added|
- Figure skating events were held at the 1908 Summer Olympics, and figure skating and men's ice hockey were held at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
- List of Winter Olympic Games Sports
- The Number of Medal Events — charting the changes over time.
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- Women and Winter Olympic Sports
- Most popular Winter Olympic Sports
- Winter Sports Clipart
- Discontinued Winter Olympic Sports
- Changes in the summer Olympic Games sports