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First Winter Olympics 90 Years Ago (24 pictures)

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France in 1924. 16 nations competed in 16 events from 6 sports. Norway was the clear winner with 17 medals, while the US finished third with just 4 medals and only 1 gold. Later that year, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Paris, beginning the tradition of holding both games in the same year which continued for another 70 years. The lack of safety gear makes these games look pretty exciting. Bobsledding in a wool sweater and a hat? Sounds like fun!


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