When did Winter Olympics switch to every 2 years?

Why were the Olympics held 2 years instead of 4?

To respect the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia. The four-year interval between the Ancient Games editions was named an “Olympiad”, and was used for dating purposes at the time: time was counted in Olympiads rather than years.

Why was there a 1994 Winter Olympics?

After only a two-year interlude, the Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994, when a 1986 amendment to the Olympic Charter calling for the Summer and Winter Games to be held alternately every two years went into effect. Awarded to Lillehammer, the 1994 Olympics were noteworthy for their environmental conservation.

Are the Olympics every 4 or 2 years?

The Olympic Games are held every fours to respect the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia. The four-year interval between the Ancient Games editions was named an “Olympiad”, and was used for dating purposes. Time was counted in Olympiads rather than years at the time.

Why did 1988 have Summer and Winter Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee voted nearly unanimously Tuesday to hold the Summer and Winter Games in different years in a move aimed at focusing more attention on the winter events. The Olympics will go on as scheduled in 1988 and 1992.

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