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1924 - First Winter Olympics

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Title: 1924 - First Winter Olympics

About:  The first Winter Olympics were held at Chamonix in the French Alps.


10,000 spectators turned out to see some 250 athletes representing 16 countries compete in 16 winter sport events, including ski jumping, bobsled and ice-hockey. 11 female athletes participated in the figure skating competition, the only sport open to women.


Finnish speed skater Clas Thunberg turned in the most impressive performance at Chamonix, capturing three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. Norwegian Thorleif Haug was the star of the Nordic skiing competition, winning three events. Canada dominated the ice hockey competition, winning games by as many as 33 goals before defeating the United States in the championship game 6–1. 

Decade: 1920s

Year: 1924

Region: Europe

Country: France

Society: Sport

Society: Culture

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 1

Artist: Stas Svetlov


Group: Genesis

Number: 24/100

Price: 0.1 ETH


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