1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games.  American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating.  Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet.   Photo: Olympic.org

1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org

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1924 also saw the birth of the winter olympics. Held in Chamonix, France. 16 nations participated with 258 athletes. Events were the bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, nordic skiing, military patrol skiing, cross-country skiing, nordic combined, and ski jumping.

1924 also saw the birth of the winter olympics. Held in Chamonix, France. 16 nations participated with 258 athletes. Events were the bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, nordic skiing, military patrol skiing, cross-country skiing, nordic combined, and ski jumping.

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The XXII Winter Olympic games have just begun in Sochi, Russia. Since the first Winter games took place in 1924 there are many things that have evolved; fr

The XXII Winter Olympic games have just begun in Sochi, Russia. Since the first Winter games took place in 1924 there are many things that have evolved; fr

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vintage olympics! Norway! Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the Olympics.

vintage olympics! Norway! Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the Olympics.

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First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

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First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.
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