1 Winter Olympic Games,1924
- 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 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