The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The original sports were alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936, after which they were interrupted by World War II.
No sports will be added in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
snowboard Cross is the newest Winter Olympic sport. Added just this year to the 2010 games.
The sport of speed skating was first an official sport during the Olympics in 1924.
in 1924 the winter Olympics were added
Short track speed skating was added to the Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, and was contested for the first time as a competitive event in 1992, having featured in every Winter Olympics since then.
1924 and were held at chamonix, France.
Ski cross was added to the list of events at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Women's ski jumping is likely to be added at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
The one new event in the 2010 Winter Olympics is skicross.
The first Olympic games were held in the Greek city-state Olympia. The games can be traced back to 776 BCE. Chamonix, France, in 1924 The first international multi-sport event specifically for winter sports were the Nordic Games, held in 1901 in Sweden. The Nordic Games were organized by General Viktor Gustaf Balck. They were held again in 1903, again in 1905, and then every four years there after until 1926. Balck was a charter member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a close personal friend of Olympic Games founder Pierre de Coubertin. He attempted to have winter sports, specifically figure skating, added to the Olympic programme. Balck was unsuccessful until the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, which featured four figure skating events. Ulrich Salchow (10 time World champion) and Madge Syers won the individual titles. Three years later, Italian count Eugenio Brunetta d'Usseaux proposed that the IOC stage a week with winter sports as part of the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. The organizers opposed this idea, their reasoning was two-fold: they desired to protect the integrity of the Nordic Games; and they were concerned about a lack of facilities that could accommodate winter sports. The idea was resurrected for the 1916 Games, which were to be held in Berlin. A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and Nordic skiing was planned, but the 1916 Olympics were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I. The first Olympics after the war, the 1920 Games in Antwerp featured figure skating with the addition of ice hockey. At the IOC Congress held the following year, it was decided that the organizers of the 1924 Summer Olympics, France, would also host a separate "International Winter Sports Week", under the patronage of the IOC. This "week" (it actually lasted 11 days) of events in Chamonix proved to be a great success. More than 200 athletes from 16 nations, competed in 16 events. Fewer than 15 of the athletes were women and they were only allowed to compete in figure skating events. Finnish and Norwegian athletes dominated the events. In 1925 the IOC decided to create a separate Olympic Winter Games, and the 1924 Games in Chamonix were retroactively designated as the first Winter Olympics.
skiing, curling, bobsledding, ice skating, snowboarding, hockey, luge
curling, bobsledding, skiing, hockey, ice skating, snowboarding, and luge
Skeleton was added permanently to the Olympic program at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
they were invented when the people back in the days first started to relize that the ice would be a good thing for sports like hockey,ice skating(etc). Figure skaters usually ice skate and while they ice skate they do a type of performance to win prizes they join compotitions and compete against other people around the world. Figure skating uniforms were created by first making normal clothing wear but people added a little more style into it and after a couple of years of learning style they created many different types of these figure skating uniforms.
Speed Skaters can go up to 60km an hour.The International Skating Union (ISU) was founded in 1892 in Scheveningen, Netherlands, and has governed speed skating since its inception.Speed skating giant, Eric Heiden (Madison, Wisconsin) produced the greatest single feat in Winter Olympic history when he won all five events at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.The only other person besides Heiden to sweep available speed skating medals was Lydia Skoblikova of the Soviet Union. Not only did she win double golds at Squaw Valley, she returned to Innsbruck in 1964 to win gold medals in the 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000m events.In the winter of 1997, klap skates were introduced. These skates featured a spring-loaded front hinge, which allowed skaters to raise their heels off the blade. The skate got its name from the clapping sound made when the blade reconnects with the metal base.In 1960, Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, women's speed skating events were added to the Olympic event roster.
Field hockey was added to the Olympic summer program in 1908. It was removed in 1924, for lack of a governing international body, but readded in time for 1928 and has been played at every Summer Games since. Women's hockey was also added in 1980. Ice hockey was added to the Olympic summer program in 1920. It was then moved to the winter program in 1924 and has been played at every Winter Games since. Women's hockey was also added in 1998, after IOC approval in 1992.
Baseball and softball are Olympic games that will be added in the future. Squash and wrestling are also being considered for future Olympic games.
Women's boxing was added in the London 2012 Olympic games
Football Has been added
Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920. The men's tournament was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics and was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924
The Olympic Games happen every four years. The last Olympics was held in 2008. Therefore, the next event will be in 2012 in London, UK. --Added by AJMinNJ-- While the first poster is right that the next Olympics is the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, their explanation forgot about the Winter Olympic, which are also held every four years, but are offset from the Summer Olympics by 2 years. So after the 2012 Summer Games, the next Olympics will be 2014 Winter Olympic Games, not the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.