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1924 Winter Olympics

The I Olympic Winter Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This was, though only called thus in retrospect, the first celebration of the Olympic Winter Games.

Opening ceremonies held: January 25, 1924
Closing ceremonies held: February 5, 1924
Number of nations participating: 16
Number of athletes participating: 258 (245 men, 13 women)
Officially opened by: Gaston Vidal[?], French Under-secretary for Physical Education
Athlete who took the Athlete's Oath: Camille Mandrillon[?]
Judge who took the Judge's Oath: not applicable
Person who lit the Olympic Torch: not applicable
Number of events: 16 in 7 sports + 2 events in 2 demonstration sports

Table of contents

Highlights

Prologue

Day 1

Epilogue

Medals Awarded

Bobsleigh

Four-man

  1. Eduard Scherrer, Alfred Neveu, Alfred Schläppi, Heinrich Schläppi (SUI)
  2. Ralph Broome, Thomas Arnold, Alexander Richardson, Rodney Soher (GBR)
  3. Charles Mulder, René Mortiaux, Paul van den Broeck, Victor Verschueren, Henri Willems (BEL)

Bobs with five men were also allowed.

Cross-country skiing

18 km Men

  1. Thorleif Haug (NOR)
  2. Johan Grøttumsbråten (NOR)
  3. Tapani Niku (FIN)

50 km, Men

  1. Thorleif Haug (NOR)
  2. Thoralf Strømstad (NOR)
  3. Johan Grøttumsbråten (NOR)

Figure skating

Men

Women

Pairs

Ice hockey

Men

Nordic combined

Individual, Men

Speed skating

500 m, Men

1500 m, Men

5000 m, Men

10000 m, Men

Allround, Men

Ski jumping

Normal hill, Men

  1. Jacob Thullin Thams (NOR)
  2. Narve Bonna (NOR)
  3. Anders Haugen (USA)

Curling (Demonstration)

Men

Military patrol[?] (Demonstration)

Men

Medal Count

1Norway47617
2Finland44311
3Austria2103
4Switzerland2013
5United States1214
6Great Britain1124
7Sweden1102
8Canada1001
9France0033
10Belgium0011

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