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  • Chamonix, France

    Chamonix, France
    In 1921, the International Olympic Committee gave its patronage to a Winter Sports Week to take place in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This event was a great success, attracting 10,004 paying spectators, and was retrospectively named the First Olympic Winter Games. Games official website
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  • St. Moritz, Switzerland

    St. Moritz, Switzerland
    These Winter Games were the first to be held in a different nation from the Summer Games of the same year. They also marked the participation of Japanese athletes for the first time. A new event was contested: the skeleton. Games official website
  • Lake Placid, United States

    Lake Placid, United States
    At the time, Lake Placid was a town with a population of fewer than 4,000 people. Faced with major obstacles to raising money in the midst of a depression, Mr Godfrey Dewey, President of the Organising Committee, donated a plot of land belonging to his family for the construction of the bobsleigh track. Games official website
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
    After a 12-year break, the Olympic Winter Games take place for the first time since World War II.
    Medal success was evenly divided. Although 22 events were contested, only French Alpine skier Henri Oreiller and Nordic skier Martin Lundström from Sweden won more than one gold medal each. The US won its first gold medals in figure skating. Games official website
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland

    St. Moritz, Switzerland
    After a 12-year break, the Olympic Winter Games take place for the first time since World War II Games official website
  • Oslo, Norway

    Oslo, Norway
    n 1952, the Games finally came to Norway, the birthplace of modern skiing. A flame was lit in the hearth of the home of Sondre Nordheim, who had done much to popularise the sport, and relayed by 94 skiers to Oslo. Games official websiteI
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

    Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
    These Games marked the debut of the USSR team, which immediately won more medals than any other nation. Their speed skaters won three of the four events, while their ice hockey team ended Canada’s domination. Games official website
  • Squaw Valley, United States

    Squaw Valley, United States
    When officials became unsure as to whether a skier had missed a gate in the men's slalom they asked CBS-TV if they could review a videotape of the race. This gave CBS the idea of inventing the now ubiquitous "instant replay". Games official website
  • Innsbruck, Austria

    Innsbruck, Austria
    The Innsbruck Games were threatened by a lack of snow. The Austrian army rushed to the rescue, carving out 20,000 blocks of ice from the mountain side and transporting them down to the luge and bobsleigh tracks. They also carried 40,000 cubic metres of snow to the Alpine skiing slopes. Games official website
  • Grenoble, France

    Grenoble, France
    Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the USSR had done so. Gender tests for women were introduced, as were doping controls for both men and women. The Grenoble Games were also the first to be broadcast in colour. Games official website
  • Sapporo, Japan

     Sapporo, Japan
    The subject of amateurism stirred controversy at the Sapporo 1972 Games. Austrian skier Karl Schranz was declared ineligible because he had allowed his name and photo to be used in commercial advertising, but full-time ice hockey players from Communist nations were allowed to compete. Games official website
  • Innsbruck, Austria

    Innsbruck, Austria
    The 1976 Games had been awarded to Denver, but the people of the state of Colorado voted to prohibit public funds from being used to support the Games. Innsbruck offered to step in and its offer was accepted by the IOC Executive Board. The city had previously hosted the Winter Games 12 years earlier. Games official website
  • Lake Placid, United States

    Lake Placid, United States
    The 1976 Games had been awarded to Denver, but the people of the state of Colorado voted to prohibit public funds from being used to support the Games. Innsbruck offered to step in and its offer was accepted by the IOC Executive Board. The city had previously hosted the Winter Games 12 years earlier. Games official website
  • Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

    Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
    The Games ran smoothly, giving no indication of the tragic war that would engulf the city eight years later. Skier Jure Franko claimed silver in the giant slalom to win Yugoslavia’s first Olympic Winter Games medal. Games official website
  • Calgary, Canada

     Calgary, Canada
    For the first time, the Winter Games extended to 16 days, including three weekends. The Alpine events were expanded from three to five with the inclusion of the super giant slalom and the Alpine combined. Team events were added in Nordic combined and ski jumping. Games official website
  • Albertville, France

    Albertville, France
    The 1992 Albertville Olympic Games were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. Only 18 of the 57 events were held in Albertville itself, while nearby resorts hosted the rest. Games official website
  • Lillehammer, Norway

    Lillehammer, Norway
    XVII Olympiad 1994 in Lillehammer (Norway). The Olympic flag was raised and the Olympic flame was lit side - the last party torch relay was Crown Prince Haakon. Link
  • Nagano, Japan

    Nagano, Japan
    XVIII Winter Olympic Games in Nagano (Japan)
    Is to bring the Olympic flame into the stadium fell Nagano Briton Chris Moon, who has lost an arm and leg in Mozambique Link
  • Salt Lake City, United States

     Salt Lake City, United States
    XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in U.S. The honor to light the flame in a bowl set in a stadium at a height of 36 meters, had the captain of Team USA Hockey - Olympic champion in 1980 Mike Eruzione.
    Olympic champion skier Alexei Prosecutors. Official site of the Games
  • Turin, Italy

    Turin, Italy
    XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. E.Plyuschenko won Russia's fifth gold medal, leaving all competitors far behind.
    Russian national hockey team failed Olympics in Turin.
    The honor of lighting the Olympic flame was presented Stefania Belmondo. Official site of the Games
  • Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver, Canada
    XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (Canada) Had to light the torch at the same time several people: hockey player Wayne Gretzky, skier Nancy Greene, skater Catriona Lemay-Doan and basketball player Steve Nash, but because of problems with the electronics one of the pillars on which the fire was due to the flare is not out, and the torch lit only by three people. Official site of the Games
  • Sochi, Russia

    Sochi, Russia
    The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be the first time that the Russian Federation will have hosted the Winter Games; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. The host city Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia. Games official website