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Encyclopedia > 1924 Winter Olympics
I Olympic Winter Games

Location of Chamonix, France,
host city of the 1924 Winter Olympics.
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Host city Chamonix, France
Nations participating 16
Athletes participating 258
Events 16 in 9 sports
Opening ceremony January 25
Closing ceremony February 4
Officially opened by Gaston Vidal
Athlete's Oath Camille Mandrillon
Stadium Stade Olympique

The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924, organised by the French Olympic Committee, were in retrospect designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games. Panorama of Chamonix valley Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Stade Olympique de Chamonix is a equestrian stadium in Chamonix, France. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Panorama of Chamonix valley Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... This article is about the Alpine mountain. ... Panorama of Chamonix valley Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...

Contents

Highlights

Prologue

Although Figure Skating had been an Olympic event in both London and Antwerp, and Ice Hockey had been an event in Antwerp, the wintersports had always been rather limited by the season. In 1921, on the convention of the IOC in Lausanne, there was a call for equality for wintersports, and after much discussion it is decided to organise an "international week of winter sport" in 1924 in Chamonix. Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... Lausanne (pronounced ) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. ...


Day 2

The very first gold medal awarded in the Olympic Winter games was won by Charles Jewtraw, in the opening event, the 500 meter speedskating. The rest of the speed skating events were won by Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg. Charles Jewtraw was an American athlete, and he became the first gold medalist of the 1924 Winter Olympics by winning the 500m speed skating competition in the French town of Chamonix. ... Julius Skutnabb (born 12 June 1889 – died 26 February 1965) was a Finnish speed skater. ... Arnold Clas Robert Thunberg (5 April 1893, Helsinki – 28 April 1973, Helsinki) was a male Finnish ice speed skater. ...


Day 4

Sonja Henie, at just eleven years old, skates in the ladies' figure skating competition. Although she finishes last, she becomes popular with fans, and will take the gold at the next three Winter Olympics. Sonja Henie (April 8, 1912 - October 12, 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and actress. ...


Day 6

Finding himself in a unique situation, the figure skater Gillis Grafström is the first one ever to successfully defend his Summer Olympics title at the Winter Olympics. Gillis Grafström (born June 7, 1893 in Stockholm, Sweden; † April 14, 1938 in Potsdam, Germany) was a Swedish figure skater. ...


Day 8

The Canadian ice-hockey team finished their qualifying round with 4 wins, and had a total score of 110-3 against Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, and Great Britain.


Day 10

Finding themselves in the same situation as Gillis Grafström, the Canadian ice-hockey team is the last ever to successfully defend its Summer Olympics title at the Winter Olympics. Canada would dominate ice hockey in early Olympic competition, winning six of the first seven gold medals awarded.


Epilogue

At the closing of the games a prize was awarded for a sport that didn't lend itself very well for tournaments: Pierre de Coubertin presented a prize for alpinisme to Charles Granville Bruce, the leader of the expedition that tried to climb Mount Everest in 1922. His statue at the Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. ... Brigadier-General Charles Granville Bruce, CB, MVO (7 April 1866 – 12 July 1939) was a Himalayan veteran and leader of the second British expedition to Mount Everest in 1922. ... Everest redirects here. ...


In 1925, the IOC decided to organize Olympic Winter Games every four years, independent of the Olympic Games proper, and recognized the International Winter Sports Week as the first Olympic Winter games in retrospect.


In 1974 the final medal of Chamonix 1924 was presented. Anders Haugen, who until then had been recorded as finishing fourth in the ski jumping event, received a bronze medal. After fifty years an error had been discovered in the score of Thorleif Haug, winner of the bronze, which caused the two men to change places. The only ski jumping event held at the 1924 Winter Olympics was unusual, as the bronze medallist was not properly rewarded until 50 years later. ... Thorleif Haug (September 28, 1894 - December 12, 1934) was a Norwegian skier who competed in Nordic combined and cross-country. ...


In 2006, the IOC retroactively awarded medals to the 1924 curling teams. The IOC decided that curling was officially part of the program, after the Glasgow Herald newspaper filed a claim on behalf of the families of the team. [1] For other uses, see Curling (disambiguation). ... The Lighthouse, Charles Mackintoshs Glasgow Herald building The Herald is a broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


Events

Medals were awarded in 16 events, and 7 sports. Many sources do not list curling and the military patrol, or list them as demonstration events. However, no such designation was made in 1924. In February 2006 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled that curling was a full part of the olympic program, and have included the medals awarded in the official count.

At the 1924 Winter Olympics, only one bobsleigh event was contested, the four man event. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, a curling competition was contested. ... The three figure skating events held at the 1924 Winter Olympics were not the first figure skating events contested at the Olympic Games, as the sport had also been on the programme at the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, an ice hockey event was contested. ... At the I Winter Olympics, in Chamonix, France, in 1924, a military patrol competition was held. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, four Nordic skiing events were contested, both Cross country skiing events and the Nordic combined were won by Norways Thorleif Haug. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were held, the 18 km and the 50 km. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, the nordic combined event consisted of 18 km cross country skiing and the ski jump. ... The only ski jumping event held at the 1924 Winter Olympics was unusual, as the bronze medallist was not properly rewarded until 50 years later. ... At the 1924 Winter Olympics, five speed skating events were contested. ...

Venues

Stade Olympique de Chamonix is a equestrian stadium in Chamonix, France. ...

Participating nations

Athletes from 16 nations competed in the first Winter Olympic Games.

One athlete from Estonia had entered the speed skating competition but did not compete. Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary_(state). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links US_flag_48_stars. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was represented at the inaugural Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ...


Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway Norway 4 7 6 17
2 Finland Finland 4 4 3 11
3 Austria Austria 2 1 0 3
4 Switzerland Switzerland 2 0 1 3
5 United States United States 1 2 1 4
6 Great Britain Great Britain 1 1 2 4
7 Sweden Sweden 1 1 0 2
8 Canada Canada 1 0 0 1
9 France France (host nation) 0 0 3 3
10 Belgium Belgium 0 0 1 1

This is the full table of the medal count of the 1924 Winter Olympics, which were held in Chamonix, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links US_flag_48_stars. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ...

See also

The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 torch relay The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...

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