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

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924. From slate.com.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924. From slate.com.

Sonja Henie of Norway finished eighth (and last) in figure skating at the young age of 11. She didn’t give up and went on to win gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936.

Sonja Henie of Norway finished eighth (and last) in figure skating at the young age of 11. She didn’t give up and went on to win gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936.

Tanis Rideout @tanisrideout  ·  Feb 20 What the first Winter Olympics looked like the year Mallory disappeared on Everest http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2014/02/first_winter_olympics_what_skaters_ski_jumpers_and_curlers_looked_like_in.html … via @slate  An ice hockey team.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

Tanis Rideout @tanisrideout · Feb 20 What the first Winter Olympics looked like the year Mallory disappeared on Everest http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2014/02/first_winter_olympics_what_skaters_ski_jumpers_and_curlers_looked_like_in.html … via @slate An ice hockey team.

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

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

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

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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