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  2. The Winter Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques d'hiver) [note 1] is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympic Games, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were ...

  3. The Games featured a record 109 events across 15 disciplines, with big air freestyle skiing and women's monobob making their Olympic debuts as medal events, as well as several new mixed competitions. A total of 2,871 athletes representing 91 teams competed in the Games, with Haiti and Saudi Arabia making their Winter Olympic debut.

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  4. Feb 13, 2022 · The 2022 Winter Olympics are set to take place on Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 20, just six months after the Tokyo Games. However, the competition begins with curling on Wednesday, February 2, two days before the Opening Ceremony. RELATED: 2022 Winter Olympics – TV schedule, day-by-day viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Games

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    In 1924, the first Winter Olympicswere held in Chamonix, France, with approximately 250 athletes competing for 16 countries in 16 events. Women were only allowed to participate in figure skating (11 competed). Other events included bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, hockey, military patrol, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. The e...

    1924: Chamonix, France | January 25-February 4 1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland | February 11-19 1932: Lake Placid, New York | February 4-15 1936: Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany | February 6-16 1940/1944: No Olympics because of World War II 1948: San Moritz, Switzerland | January 30-February 8 1952: Oslo, Norway | February 14-25 1956: Cortina d'Ampez...

    With 305 medals, second only to Norway, the United States has fared well at the Games, especially in women's figure skating. Notable American gold medalists include Peggy Fleming in 1968 (Grenoble, France), Dorothy Hamillin 1976 (Innsbruck, Austria) and Kristi Yamaguchi in 1992 (Albertville, France). At the 1998 Games, Tara Lipinski (15 years, 255 ...

    American speed skating stars include Bonnie Blair, who competed at the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994 Games. She became the only female speed skater to win the same event (500 meters) in three successive Winter Olympics. Eric Heiden won all five of his men's speed skating races in 1980, setting four Olympic records and a world record. Celebrated speed s...

    Female cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen of Norway won 15 medals from 2002-2018, including eight gold, to become the most decorated athlete in the Winter Olympics. Fellow Norweigan Bjørn Dæhlie—the top male Olympic Nordic skier of all time—earned 12 medals from 1992 and 1998, eight gold. Figure skater Katarina Wittof East Germany won gold in Saraje...

    In what's often called the greatest moment in American sports history, the U.S. men’s hockey teambeat the heavily favored Soviet Union, 4-3, on February 22, 1980, in the semifinals at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. The U.S. went on to defeat Finland to win the gold medal. The Americans' victory was dubbed the "Miracle on Ice"—after broadcaster Al...

    No Winter Olympics were held in 1940 or 1944 because of World War II. The United States has hosted the Winter Olympics four times: Lake Placid (1932), Squaw Valley (1960), Lake Placid (1980) and Salt Lake City (2002). In 1970, Denverwas awarded the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, but Colorado voters blocked the event, leading the Mile High City to withd...

    Biography.com for Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamillinformation NBC New York: U.S. history of hosting the Winter Olympics New York Times: "Amid Blizzard, Cronkite Helped Make History." Olympics.com for information on Marit Bjorgen, Bonnie Blair, Eddie Edwards, Sonja Henie, Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin, Picabo Street, Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White. Olymed...

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