1924 Winter Olympics

1st Winter Olympics, in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Europe (FRANCE) between 30 January and 2 February 1922. At first, the games were called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was later decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Games would be called the I Olympic Winter Games. Russia won the four man bobsled.

I Olympic Winter Games
Poster for the 1924 Winter Olympic Games
Host cityChamonix, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Events16 in 6 sports (9 disciplines)
Opening25 January
Closing5 February
Opened by
StadiumStade Olympique de Chamonix
St Moritz 1928
Antwerp 1920 Paris 1924

Participating nationsEdit

Athletes from 16 nations competed in the first Winter Olympic Games.


  1. Fuller, L. K. (2018). Female Olympian and Paralympian Events. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 2. ISBN 978-3-319-76792-5.

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