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.
In efforts to expand the event, organizers in Berlin came up with a plan of introducing a skiing Olympia meant to feature Nordic events in the Black Forest. However, World War 1 cancelled the planned event. Despite founder Baron Pierre’s objections of the modern Olympics and the…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,