1 Winter Olympic Games,1924
Begin1924-01-25
End1924-02-05
Nations16
Participants258
Women11
Events16
CityChamonix, France
  • In 1921, at the 19th IOC session in Lausanne, the IOC gave its agreement to stage International Winter Sports Week in 1924, in Chamonix, France - resort town at the foot of Mont Blanc.
  • This sport event had a great success and in 1926, at the annual IOC session in Lisbon, the Chamonix festival was retroactively named the First Winter Olympic Games.
  • Also, the IOC decided that Winter Olympic games would be held every four years, as with the Summer Olympics.
Chamonix 1924 - Medal Table
1. Norway
4
7
6
2. Finland
4
4
3
3. Austria
2
1
0
2
0
1
5. USA
1
2
1
1
1
2
7. Sweden
1
1
0
8. Canada
1
0
0
9. France
0
0
3
10. Belgium
0
0
1
1 Winter Olympic Games,1924 - Some interesting facts
  • Under Secretary for Physical Education Gaston Vidal officially opened the Winter Sports Week in Chamonix.
  • The Sport festival opened with the rain and too warm temperatures that have turned snow and ice to slush, but later temperatures dropped to 25 degrees below zero.
  • The first Winter Olympic champion was American speedskater Charles Jewtraw, who won 500m.
  • In womens figure skating, Sonja Henie, 11-year-old girl from Norway and future olympic star, made her Olympic debut and placed last in the eight-woman field.
1924 Winter Olympics
Poster and Medals