Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The First Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics : LAOS - CIRCA 1987: stamp printed by Laos, shows biathlon, circa 1987. Stock Photo
1987 stamp from Laos depicting the biathlon
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On this day in 1924, the first Winter Olympics began in Chamonix, France, which is in the French Alps.  The closing date was February 5.  The events were biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating.  For more information, videos, and photos from the 1924 games, click here.

My favorite winter sport to participate in is cross country skiing.  What is yours?  (You can leave comments below.)

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