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1924 Wintergames Chamonix (France)

1924 Wintergames Chamonix (France)

Type of game:Wintergames
Country:France France

Date and place

1st Olympic Winter Games in 1924 Chamonix, 24 January-4 February


258 participants (247 men and 11 women)

Total number of spectators: 32,863

Olympic Oath: Mandrillon Camille (France, skier)

Participating countries: 16
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovakia, United States, Sweden, Switzerland.

Seventeen countries took part at the opening ceremony because of only one participant from Estonia. The Estonian did not start at all ...


Skiing in the Ski Stadium (altitude: 1152 m, spectator capacity: 3,000. Hills: critical point 60 m), figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating in the Ice rink (spectator capacity: 4600, 400 m ice rink), bobsleigh at a natural track (length 1465 m, 156.3 m altitude, nineteen curves, spectator capacity: 2000).