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History of the Olympic Winter Games

History of the Olympic Winter Games

 
 

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

Description of the Events 1924
1924

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

Description of the Events 1925
1925

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

Description of the Events 1926
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.

Description of the Events 1986
1986

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

Description of the Events 1994
1994

The 1994 Olympic Winter Games staged in Lillehammer, Norway, was the first time the Winter Games was organised 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)