Winter Olympic Games

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The Winter Olympic Games was first held in 1924, is an international multi-sport event that takes place on the ice and snow. It is organised by the International Olympic Committee that also oversees the host city's preparation.

List of Winter Olympic Games[edit | edit source]

Games Year Host Dates Nations Competitors Sports Disci-
plines
Events Top Nation
Total Men Women
I 1924 France Chamonix, France 25 January – 5 February 16 258 247 11 6 9 16  Norway (NOR)
II 1928 Switzerland St. Moritz, Switzerland 11–19 February 25 464 438 26 4 8 14  Norway (NOR)
III 1932 United States Lake Placid, United States  4–15 February 17 252 231 21 4 7 14  United States (USA)
IV 1936 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany  6–16 February 28 646 566 80 4 8 17  Norway (NOR)
1940 Awarded to Sapporo, Japan; cancelled due to World War II
1944 Awarded to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; cancelled due to World War II
V 1948 Switzerland St. Moritz, Switzerland 30 January – 8 February 28 561 484 77 3 8 21  Norway (NOR)
 Sweden (SWE)
VI 1952 Norway Oslo, Norway 14–25 February 30 694 585 109 4 8 22  Norway (NOR)
VII 1956 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy 26 January – 5 February 32 821 687 134 4 8 24  Soviet Union (URS)
VIII 1960 United States Squaw Valley, United States 18–28 February 30 665 521 144 4 8 27  United States (USA)
IX 1964 Austria Innsbruck, Austria 29 January – 9 February 36 1091 892 199 7 11 35  Soviet Union (URS)
X 1968 Canada Calgary, Canada 13–25 February Future Event

External links[edit | edit source]

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