Ist Olympic Winter Games
Chamonix 25 January 1924. Delegations in the Olympic Stadium.
Official opening of the Games by: Under Secretary for Physical Education, Gaston Vidal
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: For the Winter Games, the flame was lit for the first time in 1952 in Oslo.
Olympic Oath by: Camille Mandrillon (skiing)
Official Oath by: The first officials' oath was sworn at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Charles Jewtraw (USA) was the first Winter Olympic champion. He won the gold medal in the first event, the 500m speed skating. He was born on 5 May 1900.
The first Winter Games were known as "International Winter Sports Week."
Opening date: 25 January 1924
Closing date: 05 February 1924
Country of the host city: France (FRA)
There was no other candidate city.
Go directly to the portraits of the following athletes:
Jacob Tullin THAMS