1924 Winter Olympics

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.wikipedia
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France at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
France was the host nation for the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix.

Chamonix

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 1924.
It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.

International Olympic Committee

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With the success of the event, it was retroactively designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games.
The first Summer Olympics was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896; the first Winter Olympics was in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

1992 Winter Olympics

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The tradition of holding the Winter Olympics in the same year as the Summer Olympics would continue until 1992, after which the current practice of holding a Winter Olympics in the second year after each Summer Olympics began.
The games were the third Winter Olympics held in France, after Chamonix in 1924 and Grenoble in 1968, and the fifth Olympics overall in the country.

Haute-Savoie

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Originally held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 1924.
It is noted for winter sports; the first Winter Olympic Games were held at Chamonix in 1924.

Mont Blanc

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Originally held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 1924.
The latter town was the site of the first Winter Olympics.

Speed skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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The first gold medal awarded in the Olympic Winter Games was won by Charles Jewtraw of the United States in the 500-meter speed skate.
The 500 metres speed skating event at the 1924 Winter Olympics was held on 26 January 1924 at the Stade Olympique de Chamonix.

1924 Summer Olympics

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Originally held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 1924.
Latvia and Poland attended the Summer Olympic Games for the first time (having both appeared earlier at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix).

Sonja Henie

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Sonja Henie, at just eleven years old, skates in the ladies' figure skating competition.
She then placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven.

Toronto Granites

The Canadian ice hockey team (Toronto Granites) finished their qualifying round with three wins, scoring a total of 85 goals against Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden without surrendering even a single goal against.
They were chosen to represent Canada at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.

1928 Winter Olympics

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This feat would later occur at the next Winter Olympics in St. Moritz where Switzerland won only a single bronze medal, the lowest ever output by a host nation at an Olympics.
The preceding 1924 Games were retroactively renamed the inaugural Winter Olympics, though they had been in fact part of the 1924 Summer Olympics.

1908 Summer Olympics

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Although Figure Skating had been an Olympic event in both London and Antwerp, and Ice Hockey had been an event in Antwerp, the winter sports had always been limited by the season.
They served as the precursor for the first Winter Olympics that took place in Chamonix sixteen years later.

1976 Summer Olympics

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Later host nations to finish without gold medals included Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and Yugoslavia at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Ski jumping at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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Anders Haugen, who until then had been recorded as finishing fourth in the ski jumping event, received a bronze medal.
At the 1924 Winter Olympics, one individual ski jumping event was contested.

Anders Haugen

Anders Haugen, who until then had been recorded as finishing fourth in the ski jumping event, received a bronze medal.
He competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix and the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.

Piste de Bobsleigh des Pellerins

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The Piste de Bobsleigh des Pellerins (Pellerins Bobsleigh Track in ) was a bobsleigh track constructed for the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.

Charles Jewtraw

The first gold medal awarded in the Olympic Winter Games was won by Charles Jewtraw of the United States in the 500-meter speed skate.

Curling

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In 2006, the IOC confirmed that the awarded medals to 1924 curling teams were official.
In February 2002, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling competition from the 1924 Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver, or International Winter Sports Week) would be considered official Olympic events and no longer be considered demonstration events.

1920 Summer Olympics

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Although Figure Skating had been an Olympic event in both London and Antwerp, and Ice Hockey had been an event in Antwerp, the winter sports had always been limited by the season.

Le Tremplin Olympique du Mont

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Le Tremplin Olympique du Mont (Olympic jumping hill of Le Mont) was a ski jumping venue constructed for the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.

Nordic combined at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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At the 1924 Winter Olympics one individual Nordic combined event was contested.

Winter Olympic Games

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
The first Winter Olympic Games, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France.

Stade Olympique de Chamonix

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It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies to the 1924 Winter Olympics along with cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, military patrol, the cross-country skiing part of the Nordic combined, and the speed skating events.

Olympic Games

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A winter sports week (it was actually 11 days) was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, in connection with the Paris Games held three months later; this event became the first Winter Olympic Games.