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1 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

1 Winter Olympic Games,1924
Start:
25 Jan 1924
End:
05 Feb 1924
Countries:
16
Athletes:
258
Women:
11
Events:
16
City:
Chamonix, France

CHAMONIX 1924 - Bid History

  • 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.

1 Winter Olympic Games,1924 - 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.

Winter Olympics 1924 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
4
7
6
17
2
4
4
3
11
3
2
1
0
3
4
2
0
1
3
5
USA
1
2
1
4
6
1
1
2
4
7
1
1
0
2
8
1
0
0
1
9
0
0
3
3
10
0
0
1
1

CHAMONIX 1924 - Top Medalists