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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25.04.2018
Seoul, Korea, April 25, 2018: Shopping was the most preferred activity by foreigners who visited South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February, apart from watching the Games, a government survey showed on Wednesday, re...

15.04.2018
Beijing, China, April 13, 2018: The planning and construction of Beijing 2022 venues has been progressing on schedule and on a tight budget, according to the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Par...

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