Winter Olympics 1924 to Present Day

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This timeline details the Winter Olympics from 1924 to Present Day and includes host country, details and top 3 countries.

See also Summer Olympics

 

1924 – Chamonix, France
The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix France
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 4 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 17
2nd Finland (FIN) 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 11
3rd Austria (AUT) 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze, total = 3
1928 – St Moritz, Switzerland
The second Winter Olympics held in St Moritz, Switzerland
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 15
2nd United States (USA) 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 6
3rd Sweden (SWE) 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, total = 5
1932 – Lake Placid, USA
First Winter Olympics in America
Medals Table
1st United States (USA) 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 12
2nd Norway (NOR) 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
3rd Sweden (SWE) 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze, total = 3
1936 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Alpine skiing was introduced for the first time.
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 7 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 15
2nd Germany (GER) 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 0 Bronze, total = 6
3rd Sweden (SWE) 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 7
1940
Cancelled due to World War Two
1944
Cancelled due to World War Two
1948 – St Moritz, Switzerland
Germany and Japan were not invited to take part
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
1st Sweden (SWE) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
3rd Switzerland (SUI) 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
1952 – Oslo, Norway
After much discussion Germany and Japan were allowed to compete
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 16
2nd United States (USA) 4 Gold, 6 Silver, 1 Bronze, total = 11
3rd Finland (FIN) 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 9
1956 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Snow had to be imported into the country before the games could even begin.
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 16
2nd Austria (AUT) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze, total = 11
3rd Finland (FIN) 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze, total = 7
1960 – Squaw Valley, USA
The games were awarded to Squaw Valley despite its not being a city but a winter sports resort
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 7 Gold, 5 Silver, 9 Bronze, total = 21
2nd Germany (EUA) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze, total = 8
3rd United States (USA) 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
1964 – Innsbruck, Austria
Warm weather meant that the Austrian army had to bring lorry loads of snow from alpine regions before the games could begin
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 11 Gold, 8 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 25
2nd Austria (AUT) 4 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 12
3rd Norway (NOR) 3 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 15
1968 – Grenoble, France
An Olympic ban on branded equipment was revoked after many competitors protested that without donated equipment from sponsors they would not be able to compete at all
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 6 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 14
2nd Soviet Union (URS) 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 13
3rd France (FRA) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 9
1972 – Sapporo, Japan
First Winter Olympics to be held in Asia. Canada boycotted the games in protest against the status of Eastern European amateur athletes who are maintained by the state. In 1974 the word ‘amateur’ was removed from the Olympic Charter.
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 8 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 16
2nd East Germany (GDR) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 14
3rd Switzerland (SUI) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 10
1976 – Innsbruck, Austria
Originally awarded to Denver, USA but transferred to Innsbruck when Denver rejected the offer due to costs
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 13 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze, total = 27
2nd East Germany (GDR) 7 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 19
3rd United States (USA) 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze, total = 10
1980 – Lake Placid, USA
The Winter games were held at Lake Placid for a second time. Artificial snow was used for the first time.
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 10 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 22
2nd East Germany (GDR) 9 Gold, 7 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 23
3rd United States (USA) 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze, total = 12
1984 – Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Torvill and Dean, GB skaters scored perfect 6’s for their Bolero routine
Medals Table
1st East Germany (GDR) 9 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 24
2nd Soviet Union (URS) 6 Gold, 10 Silver, 9 Bronze, total = 25
3rd United States (USA) 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 0 Bronze, total = 8
1988 – Calgary, Canada
The Winter games were extended to 16 days
Medals Table
1st Soviet Union (URS) 11 Gold, 9 Silver, 9 Bronze, total = 29
2nd East Germany (GDR) 9 Gold, 10 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 25
3rd Switzerland (SUI) 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 15
1992 – Albertville, France
Albertville is the smallest place to host an Olympics. Former Soviet Bloc countries competed as a Unified Team
Medals Table
1st Germany (GER) 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 26
2nd Unified Team (EUN) 9 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze, total = 23
3rd Norway (NOR) 9 Gold, 6 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 20
1994 – Lillehammer, Norway
Norway’s first Olympics. The Winter games were held after just two years because it was decided not to have both Winter and Summer competitions in the same year.
Medals Table
1st Russia (RUS) 11 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze, total = 23
2nd Norway (NOR) 10 Gold, 11 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 26
3rd Germany (GER) 9 Gold, 7 Silver, 8 Bronze, total = 24
1998 – Nagano, Japan
Women’s ice hockey débuted at this Olympics
Medals Table
1st Germany (GER) 12 Gold, 9 Silver, 8 Bronze, total = 29
2nd Norway (NOR) 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 25
3rd Russia (RUS) 9 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze, total = 18
2002 – Salt Lake City, USA
Despite members of the IOC accepting sweetners from the NOC Salt Lake City did not lose the right to stage these games.
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 13 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 25
2nd Germany (GER) 12 Gold, 16 Silver, 8 Bronze, total = 36
3rd United States (USA) 10 Gold, 13 Silver, 11 Bronze, total = 34
2006 – Turin, Italy
The second Winter Olympics held in Italy
Medals Table
1st Germany (GER) 11 Gold, 12 Silver, 6 Bronze, total = 29
2nd United States (USA) 9 Gold, 9 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 25
3rd Austria (AUT) 9 Gold, 7 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 23
2010 – Vancouver, Canada
The first games to hold its opening ceremony indoors
Medals Table
1st Canada (CAN) 14 Gold, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 26
2nd Germany (GER) 10 Gold, 13 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 30
3rd United States (USA) 9 Gold, 15 Silver, 13 Bronze, total = 37
2014 – Sochi, Russia
The first Winter Olympics in Russia
Medals Table
1st Russia (RUS) 13 Gold, 11 Silver, 9 Bronze, total = 33
2nd Norway (NOR) 11 Gold, 5 Silver, 10 Bronze, total = 26
3rd Canada (CAN) 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze, total = 25
2018 – PyeongChang, South Korea
The first Winter Olympics in Korea
Medals Table
1st Norway (NOR) 14 Gold, 14 Silver, 11 Bronze, total = 39
2nd Germany (GER) 14 Gold, 10 Silver, 7 Bronze, total = 31
3rd Canada (CAN) 11 Gold, 8 Silver, 10 Bronze, total = 25

 

Published Aug 6, 2016 @ 9:53 pm – Updated – May 21, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

 

Harvard Reference for this page::

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2018). Winter Olympics 1924 to Present Day. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/summer-olympics-1924-to-present-day. Last accessed June 22nd, 2018

 

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