Who created the Winter Olympics?

Who started the Winter Olympics and why?

In 1921, the International Olympic Committee gave its patronage to a Winter Sports Week to take place in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This event was a great success, attracting 10,004 paying spectators, and was retrospectively named the First Olympic Winter Games.

Why do the Winter Olympics exist?

The Winter Olympics was created to feature snow and ice sports that were logistically impossible to hold during the Summer Games. Figure skating (in 1908 and 1920) and ice hockey (in 1920) were featured as Olympic events at the Summer Olympics.

Why did the Summer and Winter Olympics split?

From 1928 the Winter Games were held every four years in the same calendar year as the Summer Games. In 1986 IOC officials, in response to concerns over the increasing cost and logistic complications of the Olympics, voted to alter the schedule.

Is the Winter Olympics a real Olympics?

The Winter Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques d’hiver) is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympic Games, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France.

Who won the 1924 Winter Olympics?

The inaugural Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, from 25 January to 4 February 1924. A total of 258 athletes from 16 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 16 events across 9 disciplines.

Speed skating.

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Event 1500 metres
Gold Clas Thunberg Finland
Silver Roald Larsen Norway
Bronze Sigurd Moen Norway