Winter Olympics Research Paper

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Winter Olympics have been in existence for over a century. First referred to as Nordic Games, the winter Olympics were set in 1896, five years after the introduction of the modern Olympics. The Nordic Games included Scandinavian country’s athletes and were first launched at the Due onset of the 20th century. At the beginning of World War I, Berlin Olympics were cancelled that were previously introduced by organizers, to include skiing Olympia game in addition to other Nordic events (Davis, 2012). Within two years , there was a celebration of the winter sports week. Since then winter games occur after every four years. At the 1920 Olympics, ice hockey, and figure skating were the official events and Canada took home the first hockey gold medal.…show more content…
It finished total of three bronze medals (Karamichas, 1975). The same fate occurred in the next Winter Olympics held in following year and Switzerland did not win any Gold Medal but scooped only one Bronze medal and the lowest ever performance recorded by a host country during any Olympics (Jones, &Tognetti, 2012). The event has shown progress, by exclude any dominance winners, first France lost and later on, Canada was very disappointed having not won any medal, despite being the host. IOC made alterations of its charter to create a separate Winter Olympics.
Summer and winter games occurred simultaneously and opportunely faired well. The Second World War acted as an impediment to the events progress. After the fracas f the war, both editions were cancelled and later separated to take place in different nations (Karamichas,
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He won the medal in the five hundred meter speed skate. As from the year 1928, IOC decided to organize Olympic Winter Games independently in every four years interval period. The games were separate from the Olympic games proper but happened in the same calendar year as that of the Summer Games (Guttmann, 1994). In late 20th century, officials from IOC responded to the concerns of the increasing costs and complications in logistics of the Olympics and voted to revise the schedule. In the 1990s, winter and summer olympics were completely separated, France held the winter olympics in Albertile and two years later summer holidays were held at Lillehammer. After the 1994 games, summer and winter games were held after four years and alternated in even-numbered

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