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What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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Q: What year was figure skating added to the winter olympic games?
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When was the winter games added to the olympic games?

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.

When was individual speed skating added to the winter Olympics?

The sport of speed skating was first an official sport during the Olympics in 1924.

What Olympic change occurred in 1924?

in 1924 the winter Olympics were added

Which winter Olympic sport was added most recently?

Ski Cross

What games were added to this years olympic winter games?

ski cross

When was short track speed skating added to the Olympics?

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.

When were winter games added to Olympic games?

1924 and were held at chamonix, France.

Which event is the newest to the winter olympic?

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.

What new event was added to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games?

The one new event in the 2010 Winter Olympics is skicross.

When and where were the first Winter Olympic Games held?

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.

Name a winter sport that you think never should have been added to the Olympics?

skiing, curling, bobsledding, ice skating, snowboarding, hockey, luge

What is the newest Winter Olympic sport?

snowboard Cross is the newest Winter Olympic sport. Added just this year to the 2010 games.

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