Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympics were created to feature snow and ice sports that were logistically impossible to hold during the Summer Games. Figure skating (in 1908 and 1920) and ice hockey (in 1920) were featured as Olympic events at the Summer Olympics.

The IOC desired to expand this list of sports to encompass other winter activities. At the 1921 Olympic Congress, in Lausanne, it was decided to hold a winter version of the Olympic Games. A winter sports week (it was actually 11 days) was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France; this event became the first Winter Olympic Games.

The IOC mandated that the Winter Games be celebrated every four years on the same year as their summer counterpart. This tradition was upheld until the 1992 Games in Albertville, France; after that, beginning with the 1994 Games, the Winter Olympics were held on the third year of each Olympiad.
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22.06.2017

Beijing, China, June 22, 2017: Asian winter sports legend Yang Yang of China has been chosen to chair the new Athletes’ Commission of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing. The announcement was m...


21.06.2017
PyeongChang, Korea, June 21, 2017: The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) announced that K-Pop sensation Taeyang is the latest honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games. The 29-year-old si...

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