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This Happened

This Happened — February 3: Olympics Go Cold

On this day in 1924, during the first winter Olympics, Canada won the gold against the U.S. during an iconic hockey game.

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What events were in the first Winter Olympics?

The first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France in 1924 and included 6 events: cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating. Sixteen countries participated.

Who won during the men’s ice hockey final in the first Winter Olympics?

One of the most iconic match ups of that year was the men’s ice hockey tournament final, which took place on February 3 between Canada and the United States. Defending its championship title from the 1920 Summer Olympics, Canada took the gold, while the United States and Great Britain took the silver and bronze respectively.

Did the first Winter Olympics have the same events as the modern games?

The first Winter Olympics did not have the same events as the modern games. Some events that are now part of the Winter Olympics, such as bobsled, were not included in the first games. Additionally, some events that are now considered to be separate sports, such as freestyle skiing, were included in Nordic combined events in 1924.

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

It is 10.28 pm at north Bengal’s Alipurduar Junction and the crowd has swollen to its peak. This is when the Karmabhoomi Express appears at the station. It is bound for Mumbai. Finding a seat on it is close to impossible. It is always chock full and there are always hundreds struggling to get a spot in the unreserved general compartment.

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