How did the Winter Olympics start?
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.
Where was the 1st Winter Olympics held?
Was there Olympics in 1920?
Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Antwerp, Belg., that took place April 20–Sept. 12, 1920. The Antwerp Games were the sixth occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.
Why was there no 1916 Olympics?
1916 Olympic Games – Cancelled due to WWI
The 1916 Games were to be held in Berlin but were cancelled due to the outbreak of the First World War. The Games would eventually be held in Berlin in 1936.
Which year was the last Olympics?
List of Olympic Host Cities
|Olympiad||Year||Host City, Country|
|XXX||2012||London, England, UK|
What happened in the year 1924?
June 2 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States. … June 24-July 9 – The 1924 Democratic National Convention takes a record 103 ballots, to nominate John Davis for President.
Was there an Olympics in 1948?
London 1948 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 29–Aug. 14, 1948. The London Games were the 11th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.