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History of the Olympic Winter Games

  • The first Olympic Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924 and the 22nd edition was celebrated in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.
  • PyeongChang is the host city for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

Description of the Events

1924

01.25 ~ 02.05 The 1st Olympic Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France.

1925

The 24th IOC Session held in Prague resolved to stage the Olympic Winter Games regularly.

1926

At the 25th IOC session held in Lisbon, it was decided that the “1924 Chamonix International Winter Sports Week” events would be formally designated as the 1st Olympic Winter Games.

1986

At the 91st IOC Session held in Lausanne, it was decided that the Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic Games should be organized alternately every two years.

1994

The 1994 Olympic Winter Games staged in Lillehammer, Norway, was the first time the Winter Games was organized in a separate year from the Summer Games.

History of the Host Cities

  • 1924

    1st Chamonix (France)
    • 01.25 ~ 02.05
    • Participating Countries : 16 ㅣ Events : 16 ㅣ Athletes : 258
  • 1928

    2nd Moritz (Switzerland)
    • 02.11 ~ 02.19
    • Participating Countries : 25 ㅣ Events : 14 ㅣ Athletes : 464
  • 1932

    3rd Lake Placid (USA)
    • 02.04 ~ 02.15
    • Participating Countries : 17 ㅣ Events : 14 ㅣ Athletes : 252
  • 1936

    4th Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
    • 02.06 ~ 02.16
    • Participating Countries : 28 ㅣ Events : 17 ㅣ Athletes : 646
  • 1948

    5th St. Moritz (Switzerland)
    • 01.30 ~ 02.08
    • Participating Countries : 28 ㅣ Events : 22 ㅣ Athletes : 669
  • 1952

    6th Oslo (Norway)
    • 02.14 ~ 02.25
    • Participating Countries : 30 ㅣ Events : 22 ㅣ Athletes : 694
  • 1956

    7th Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)
    • 01.26 ~ 02.05
    • Participating Countries : 32 ㅣ Events : 24 ㅣ Athletes : 821
  • 1960

    8th Squaw Valley (USA)
    • 02.18 ~ 02.28
    • Participating Countries : 30 ㅣ Events : 27 ㅣ Athletes : 665
  • 1964

    9th Innsbruck (Austria)
    • 01.29 ~ 02.09
    • Participating Countries : 36 ㅣ Events : 34 ㅣ Athletes : 1,091
  • 1968

    10th Grenoble (France)
    • 02.06 ~ 02.18
    • Participating Countries : 37 ㅣ Events : 35 ㅣ Athletes : 1,158
  • 1972

    11th Sapporo (Japan)
    • 02.03 ~ 02.13
    • Participating Countries : 35 ㅣ Events : 35 ㅣ Athletes : 1,006
  • 1976

    12th Innsbruck (Austria)
    • 02.04 ~ 02.15
    • Participating Countries : 37 ㅣ Events : 37 ㅣ Athletes : 1,123
  • 1980

    13th Lake Placid (USA)
    • 02.13 ~ 02.24
    • Participating Countries : 37 ㅣ Events : 38 ㅣ Athletes : 1,072
  • 1984

    14th Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)
    • 02.08 ~ 02.19
    • Participating Countries : 49 ㅣ Events : 39 ㅣ Athletes : 1,272
  • 1988

    15th Calgary (Canada)
    • 02.13 ~ 02.28
    • Participating Countries : 57 ㅣ Events : 46 ㅣ Athletes : 1,423
  • 1992

    16th Albertville (France)
    • 02.08 ~ 02.23
    • Participating Countries : 64 ㅣ Events : 57 ㅣ Athletes : 1,801
  • 1994

    17th Lillehammer (Norway)
    • 02.12 ~ 02.27
    • Participating Countries : 67 ㅣ Events : 61 ㅣ Athletes : 1,737
  • 1998

    18th Nagano (Japan)
    • 02.07 ~ 02.22
    • Participating Countries : 72 ㅣ Events : 68 ㅣ Athletes : 2,176
  • 2002

    19th Salt Lake City (USA)
    • 02.08 ~ 02.24
    • Participating Countries : 77 ㅣ Events : 78 ㅣ Athletes : 2,399
  • 2006

    20th Turin (Italy)
    • 02.10 ~ 02.26
    • Participating Countries : 80 ㅣ Events : 84 ㅣ Athletes : 2,508
  • 2010

    21st Vancouver (Canada)
    • 02.12 ~ 02.28
    • Participating Countries : 82 ㅣ Events : 86 ㅣ Athletes : 2,566
  • 2014

    22nd Sochi (Russia)
    • 02.07 ~ 02.23
    • Participating Countries : 88 ㅣ Events : 98 ㅣ Athletes : 2,780
  • 2018

    23rd PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)