When was the first winter Olympics?
The Winter Olympic Games are mainly held in regions all over the world. It is the largest comprehensive Winter Games in the world. It is held every four years and has been held alternately with the summer Olympic Games since 1994. Participating countries are mainly distributed all over the world, including Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. The Winter Olympics are hosted by the International Olympic Committee. The number of sessions shall be calculated according to the actual number of sessions.
At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the shadow before the Olympic Games slowly formed.
At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, some ice and snow sports such as skiing, sledding, skating and ice hockey were gradually popularized and developed in European and American countries.
In 1887, Norway established the world's first ski club
In 1890, Canada established the first ice hockey association in the world.
In 1892, the International Skating Union was established in the Netherlands.
In 1893, the first men's speed skating championship was held in Amsterdam.
In 1908, France established the world-wide International Hockey Federation.
With the increasing popularity of ice and snow sports, Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, proposed to hold the Winter Olympic Games alone, but it was delayed due to the successful holding of Nordic biathlon in Europe and Scandinavia in 1901.
In 1908, figure skating was added to the 4th Summer Olympic Games.
In 1920, the 7th Summer Olympic Games was held
The International Olympic committee refused to accept the two Nordic events and added ice hockey. Figure skating and ice hockey have aroused great interest of the audience after joining the Olympic Games, but the weather conditions have brought many inconveniences to the organizers. Although these two events are held in April in advance, most competitions and the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games are held in mid August. This makes the Olympic Games take up to five months, which costs too much human and material resources. In view of this, people tend to separate the ice and snow events from the Olympic Games and carry out the Olympic Games of ice and snow events alone.
In 1924, the formal Winter Olympic Games were formed. At that time, it hosted the Games called "winter sports week" in Chamonix, France. Two years later, the International Olympic Committee officially renamed it the first Winter Olympic Games.
The Winter Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held every four years in the same year and country as the summer Olympic Games. Since the second Winter Olympic Games in 1928, the Winter Olympic Games and summer Olympic Games have been held in different countries. Since 1994, the Winter Olympic Games and the summer Olympic Games have been held at an interval of two years. In order to stagger the time between the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics, only the 1992 Winter Olympics and the 1994 Winter Olympics are two years apart.
In 1986, the IOC plenary session decided to separate the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics from 1994 and hold them every two years. The 1992 Winter Olympics was the last winter Olympics to be held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The first session has been held since 1924 and 23 sessions have been held as of 2018, once every four years.
The 24th Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing and Zhangjiakou, China from February 4 to February 20, 2022.
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