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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21.07.2016
PyeongChang, Korea, July 21, 2016: POCOG will operate its PyeongChang 2018 House in Rio on the iconic Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Re-modeling a 50 x 8 meters size kiosk on the beach, POCOG will...

19.07.2016
PyeongChang, Korea, July 18, 2016: The official mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the white tiger “Soohorang” and the Asiatic black bear “Bandabi,” are ready to meet their friends and share the Olymp...

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