12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

• 12 of the first Winter Olympics

To Sochi now riveted the world's attention. And the first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Then, 250 athletes from 16 countries took part in them. In 1936, the Winter Olympics were held in Nazi Germany, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then games were canceled until 1948 because of the Second World War.

Today we take a look at 12 of the first Winter Olympic Games, which were held from 1924 to 1976.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The opening ceremony I Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, January 25, 1924.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

III Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY, February 4, 1932. The winners in speed skating in the 5000 meters. On a pedestal - the Americans and the Canadians.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Adolf Hitler and President of the International Olympic Committee, Henri de Baillet-Latour at the opening ceremony of the IV Olympic Winter Games in 1936.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

lighting the Olympic flame at the opening of the V Olympic Winter Games at the stadium in Switzerland, January 30, 1948. The Olympic Torch Bowl incredibly stylish.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The parade of athletes at the opening of the V Olympic Winter Games at the stadium in Switzerland, January 30, 1948. The Canadian Olympic team.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

During the workout. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, January 19, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Bob 1948 sample year and French bobsledder. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, January 30, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The Korean athlete (left) and Dutch (on the right) 500 metrovke. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, January 31, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The competitions in alpine skiing (slalom). Outfitting athletes at that time, of course, is very different from today. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, February 4, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The pentathlon, pentathlon - the sport of sports class combined events in which participants compete in five disciplines. In 1948, they include horse riding. In the picture - a Swedish athlete, February 4, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Another discipline of the pentathlon at the time - the firing of the gun. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, February 1, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The Canadian ice hockey team. V Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, February 8, 1948.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

VI Olympic Winter Games in Norway, February 24, 1952. During the speech jumpers watching an incredible number of people.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Norway, 24 February 1952.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Bob sample 1952 bobsled team from Germany. VI Winter Olympic Games in Norway, 22 February 1952.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Spectators gather on the ice rink at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Winter Olympic Games. Cortina, Italy, January 26, 1956.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Soviet skier, Olympic champion in 1956 Love Kozyrev. Wins in the women's skiing on 10 km, Cortina, Italy, January 28, 1956.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

VII Olympic Winter Games in Italy, 13 January 1956. The smooth surface of the roller is formed by here such a stylish device with a barrel.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The parade of athletes at the opening ceremony of the VIII Winter Olympic Games in California. Australia is the team.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Lighting of the Olympic Flame at the opening of the IX Winter Olympic Games at the stadium in Innsbruck, Austria, January 21, 1964.

In those days, our Olympic team has been very strong. At the end of the reporting period (from 1924 to 1976) of the USSR in 5 Olympics of 6 he took first place in the overall standings! And only once the 2nd.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

IX Winter Olympic Games at the stadium in Innsbruck, Austria, February 9, 1964. The competition jumpers on the 120-meter ski jump.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Lighting of the Olympic Flame at the opening of the X Olympic Winter Games at the stadium in Grenoble, France, February 6, 1968. In comparison with the games in Switzerland, the Olympic bowl evolved seriously

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

On the training. X Olympic Winter Games in France, 27 January 1968.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

XI Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, on February 4, 1972. Speed ​​skating at the 5000 meters.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

XI Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, February 13, 1972.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Lighting of the Olympic Flame at the opening of XII Winter Olympic Games at the stadium in Innsbruck, Austria, February 4, 1976.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The parade of athletes. XII Winter Olympic Games in Austria, February 4, 1976.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

Sergei Pavlov, chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport at the Council of Ministers of the USSR making a film about the Olympic team. The Olympic Village in Insbrue, February 2, 1976.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

XII Winter Olympic Games in Austria, January 30, 1976. Demonstration of the latest helmets for tobogganing.

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games

The competitions skaters. XII Winter Olympic Games in Austria, February 13, 1976.

The subsequent Olympic Winter Games, our team took 1st place in the team standings once again - at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary (Canada).

12 of the first Winter Olympic Games