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1924 Chamonix Winter

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accueil As of the Athens Games, figure skating competitions are on the program. However, it will be necessary to wait until the Games in London so that figure skating becomes an Olympic event.
At the Stockholm Games The Swedes, who have been organizing the Nordic Games since the turn of the century, refuse skating competitions.
At the IOC Congress held in Lausanne from May 25 to June 12, 1921, Count Clary, the Marquis de Polignac and the Canadian Marrik, joined forces to demand the organization of a full-fledged Winter Games. Decided to organize an "international week of winter sport" in 1924 in Chamonix.
These games will only be retroactively homologated by the C I O at the Congress of Prague in 1925 when the designation of St. Moritz to organize the second winter games.

DatesUS : January 24 - february 5, 1924
N.O.C. participants: 16
Number of sports: 6
Number of contests: 16
Number of athletes: 258
Men : 247
Women : 11
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Opening : Gaston Vidal, Under Secretary for Physical Educati
Oath : Camille Mandrillon
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