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.