The first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924, in the French town of Chamonix.
In total, the first Winter Games in Chamonix involved 16 countries. Have been played 16 sets of medals. Most medals in the national team of Norway (17): 4 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals.
The phenomenon of 1924 year
Norwegian Sonja Henie came to the Olympics in Chamonix at 11 years of age. In France, Sonia ranked last, but in 2-D and 3 Winter Games she always took the gold.
Curling 1924 year
The tournament curling participated in all four teams. And two national teams to represent Sweden. And the first Olympic gold in the sport won the British.
Hockey Team Canada 1924 sample year was formed from the amateur club players Toronto Granites. Games in Chamonix "Maple Leaves" won the second Olympic gold medal (first they obeyed at the Summer Games in Antwerp 1920th year).
4) Opening Ceremony 1924 year
No, it's not a Nazi salute. The German team did not took part in the games of 1924, and thoughts about the superiority of the Aryan race, the Germans did not exist (well, maybe except for one person). What you see in the picture - the traditional greeting of the French Olympic athletes.
In 1924, there was the main symbol of the Olympic Games - Fire. Now the lighting of the Olympic flame is the culmination of the Opening Ceremony.
5) Figure skating in 1924,
The first medal in figure skating (left to right): Herma Szabo (Hungary, gold), Ephel Makelt (UK, Silver), Beatrice Lugran (USA, bronze).
6) Bobsleigh 1924 year
Great Britain Olympic team without helmets rushes to his silver medal. Gold in the 1924th team won Switzerland
Hockey. Team Canada against the US team in 1924,
Hockey Team Canada 1924 sample year was formed from the amateur club players Toronto Granites. Games in Chamonix "Maple Leaves" won the second Olympic gold.
In 1924, Team Canada defeated Team USA with a score of 6: 1