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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19.04.2017
PyeongChang, Korea, April 17, 2017: The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has announced its plan for the Olympic Torch Relay routes and the selection of Olympic torchbearers. The relay sl...

23.03.2017
Beijing, China, March 23, 2017: China, world champions in 2009, did not perform well at the 2017 Beijing World Women's Curling Championship, reports Xinhua. The host team recorded only two wins from 11 round-robin matches and missed th...

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