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This Day in History: First Winter Olympics (Saturday, January 25)

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Published on January 24, 2020 - Duration: 01:00s

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics (Saturday, January 25)

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps.

Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports.

Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals.

The United States came in third.

Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events.

The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade.

The success of β€œInternational Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.

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