The First Winter Olympics

In 1924 the first Winter Olympics were held in Charmonix France. As you can see aerodynamics wasn’t even a thought as some competitors can bee seen wearing dress suits!

The Swedish and British curling teams.
The Swedish and British curling teams.
Three members of the Swedish curling team taking a break to have a drink.
Three members of the Swedish curling team taking a break to have a drink.
Clearing snow at the Olympic stadium.
Clearing snow at the Olympic stadium.
An ice hockey team.
An ice hockey team.
Jacob Tullin Thams
Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway, gold medalist in ski jumping.
Sonja Henie
Norway’s Sonja Henie finished eighth (out of eight) in figure skating in Chamonix. She was just 11 years old. Henie would go on to win gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936.
Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet
Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet won bronze in pairs figure skating in Chamonix before taking gold in 1928 and 1932. The French couple got married in 1929.
Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg
Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg of Finland won a combined eight speedskating medals in Chamonix.
bobsled

Competitors in the bobsled.
Bobsled
The silver-medal-winning British bobsled team.
The audience and the official stand, Chamonix, 1924.

Spectators and the official stand.
All Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report.

Found on: Slate

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