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100 Years of Olympic Winter Games

The first Olympic Winter Games were held in 1924 in the French Alps. Over 10 days, the host town of Chamonix brought together athletes from 16 nations.


The event was initially an integral part of the Olympic Games Paris 1924, and was known as the “Winter Sports Week of the VIII Olympiad”. In 1926, it was retroactively recognised as first edition of the Olympic Winter Games.


The world fell in love with the spectacular beauty of the mountains and the magic of winter sport.

As we look back to Chamonix 1924, and the Olympic Winter Games editions in the 100 years since, we can trace the story of how the Olympic Games have changed the world of winter sport and created transformative legacies for their host communities.

Source IOC News

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