Utah Olympic Park

Figure skating and ice hockey had been featured as Olympic occasions on the Summer Olympics. The IOC desired to broaden this record of sports activities to encompass other winter actions. At the 1921 Olympic Congress in Lausanne, it was decided to hold a winter version of the Olympic Games. A winter sports activities week was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, in connection with the Paris Games held three months later; this occasion became the first Winter Olympic Games. Although it was supposed that the same nation host each the Winter and Summer Games in a given year, this idea was quickly deserted.

  • The Olympic medalsare designed particularly for each particular person Olympic Games by the host city’s organizing committee.
  • A feminine performer, appearing as a priestess, lights a torch with using the solar.
  • The 114th IOC assembly, in 2002, restricted the Summer Games program to a maximum of 28 sports, 301 occasions, and 10,500 athletes.