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The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924. Like the Summer Olympics they are held every four years and a new city is chosen to host the games each time. The Winter Olympics were held in the same year as the Summer Olympics until 1992 when this was changed.

1924 Chamonix, France

January 25th – February 4th 1924

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258 athletes from 16 countries took part in 16 events in 9 sports –
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, military patrol, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 4 7 6 17
Finland 4 4 3 11
Austria 2 1 0 3
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Switzerland 2 0 1 3
USA 1 2 1 4
Great Britain 1 1 2 4
Sweden 1 1 0 2
Canada 1 0 0 1
France 0 0 3 3
Belgium 0 0 1 1

 

1928 St Moritz, Switzerland

February 11th – February 19th 1928

438 men and 26 women from 25 countries took part in 14 events in 8 sports –
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, tobogganing

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 6 4 5 15
USA 2 2 2 6
Sweden 2 2 1 5
Finland 2 1 1 4
Canada 1 0 0 1
France 1 0 0 1
Austria 0 3 1 4
Belgium 0 0 1 1
Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Germany 0 0 1 1

 

1932 Lake Placid, USA

February 4th – February 15th 1932

231 men and 21 women from 17 countries took part in 14 events in 7 sports –
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA 8 6 5 19
Canada 4 4 7 15
Norway 3 4 3 10
Sweden 1 2 0 3
Finland 1 1 1 3
Austria 1 1 0 2
France 1 0 0 1
Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Germany 0 0 2 2
Hungary 0 0 1 1

 

1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

February 6th – February 16th 1936

566 men and 80 women from 28 countries took part in 17 events in 9 sports –
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 7 5 3 15
Germany 3 3 0 6
Sweden 2 2 3 7
Finland 1 2 3 7
Switzerland 1 2 0 3
Austria 1 1 2 4
Great Britain 1 1 1 3
USA 1 0 3 4
Canada 0 1 0 1
France & Hungary 0 0 1 1

 

1940 Cancelled – World War Two

1944 Cancelled – World War Two

 

1948 St Moritz, Switzerland

January 30th – February 18th 1948

Germany and Japan were not invited to this Olympics due to their defeat in World War Two

592 men and 77 women from 28 countries took part in 22 events in 9 sports –
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 4 3 3 10
Sweden 4 3 3 10
Switzerland 3 4 3 10
USA 3 4 2 9
France 2 1 2 5
Canada 2 0 1 3
Austria 1 3 4 8
Finland 1 3 2 6
Belgium 1 1 0 2
Italy 1 0 0 1

 

1952 Oslo, Norway

February 14th – February 25th 1952

585 men and 109 women from 30 countries took part in 22 events in 9 sports –
alpine skiing, bandy, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 7 3 6 16
USA 4 6 1 11
Finland 3 4 2 9
Germany 3 2 2 7
Austria 2 4 2 8
Canada 1 0 1 2
Italy 1 0 1 2
Great Britain 1 0 0 1
Netherlands 0 3 0 3
Sweden 0 0 4 4

 

1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

January 26th – February 5th 1956

687 men and 134 women from 32 countries took part in 24 events in 8 sports –
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 7 3 6 16
Austria 4 3 4 11
Finland 3 3 1 7
Switzerland 3 2 1 6
Sweden 2 4 4 10
USA 2 3 2 7
Norway 2 1 1 4
Italy 1 2 0 3
Germany 1 0 1 2
Canada 0 1 2 3

 

1960 Squaw Valley, United States

February 18th – February 28th 1960

521 men and 144 women from 30 countries took part in 27 events in 8 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 7 5 9 21
Germany 4 3 1 8
USA 3 4 3 10
Norway 3 3 0 6
Sweden 3 2 2 7
Finland 2 3 3 8
Canada 2 1 1 4
Switzerland 2 0 0 2
Austria 1 2 3 6
France 1 0 2 3

 

1964 Innsbruck, Austria

January 29th – February 9th 1964

892 men and 199 women from 36 countries took part in 34 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 11 8 6 25
Austria 4 5 3 12
Norway 3 6 6 15
Finland 3 4 3 10
France 3 4 0 7
Germany 3 3 3 9
Sweden 3 3 1 7
USA 1 2 3 6
Netherlands 1 1 0 2
Canada 1 0 2 3

 

1968 Grenoble, France

February 6th – February 18th 1968

An Olympic ban on branded equipment was revoked after many competitors protested that without donated equipment from sponsors they would not be able to compete at all

947 men and 211 women from 37 countries took part in 35 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 6 6 2 14
Soviet Union 5 5 3 13
France 4 3 2 9
Italy 4 0 0 4
Austria 3 4 4 11
Netherlands 3 3 3 9
Sweden 3 2 3 8
West Germany 2 2 3 7
USA 1 5 1 7
East Germany

Finland

1

1

2

2

2

2

5

5

 

1972 Sapporo, Japan

February 3rd – February 13th 1972

801 men and 205 women from 35 countries took part in 35 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 8 5 3 16
East Germany 4 3 7 14
Switzerland 4 3 3 10
Netherlands 4 3 2 9
USA 3 2 3 8
West Germany 3 1 1 5
Norway 2 5 5 12
Italy 2 2 1 5
Austria 1 2 2 5
Sweden 1 1 2 4
Japan 1 1 1 3

 

1976 Innsbruck, Austria

February 4th – February 15th 1976

892 men and 231 women from 37 countries took part in 37 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 13 6 8 27
East Germany 7 5 7 19
USA 3 3 1 7
Norway 3 3 1 7
West Germany 2 5 3 10
Finland 2 4 1 7
Austria 2 2 2 6
Switzerland 1 3 1 5
Netherlands 1 2 3 6
Italy 1 2 1 4

 

1980 Lake Placid, USA

February 14th – February 23rd 1980

840 men and 232 women from 37 countries took part in 38 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 10 6 6 22
East Germany 9 7 7 23
USA 6 4 2 12
Austria 3 2 2 7
Sweden 3 0 1 4
Liechtenstein 2 2 0 4
Finland 1 5 3 9
Norway 1 3 6 10
Netherlands 1 2 1 4
Switzerland 1 1 3 5

 

1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

February 8th – February 19th 1984

Torvill and Dean, GB skaters scored perfect 6’s for their Bolero routine

998 men and 274 women from 49 countries took part in 39 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

East Germany 9 9 6 24
Soviet Union 6 10 9 25
USA 4 4 0 8
Finland 4 3 6 13
Sweden 4 2 2 8
Norway 3 2 4 9
Switzerland 2 2 1 5
Canada 2 1 1 4
West Germany 2 1 1 4
Italy 2 0 0 2

 

1988 Calgary, Canada

February 13th – February 28th 1988

1122 men and 301 women from 57 countries took part in 46 events in 10 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union 11 9 9 29
East Germany 9 10 6 25
Switzerland 5 5 5 15
Finland 4 1 2 7
Sweden 4 0 2 7
Austria 3 5 2 10
Netherlands 3 2 2 7
West Germany 2 4 2 8
USA 2 1 3 5
Italy 2 1 2 5

 

1992 Albertville, France

February 8th – February 23rd 1992

1313 men and 488 women from 64 countries took part in 57 events in 12 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany 10 10 6 26
Unified Team (CIS*) 9 6 8 23
Norway 9 6 5 20
Austria 6 7 8 21
USA 5 4 2 11
Italy 4 6 4 14
France 3 5 1 9
Finland 3 1 3 7
Canada 2 3 2 7
South Korea 2 1 1 4

*Commonwealth of Independent states – formed following the break up of the Soviet Union

1994 Lillehammer, Norway

February 12th – February 27th 1994

1215 men and 522 women from 67 countries took part in 61 events in 12 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Russia 11 8 4 23
Norway 10 11 15 26
Germany 9 7 8 24
Italy 7 5 8 20
USA 6 5 2 13
South Korea 4 1 1 6
Canada 3 6 4 13
Switzerland 3 4 2 9
Austria 2 3 4 9
Sweden 2 1 0 3

 

1998 Nagano, Japan

February 7th – February 22nd 1998

1389 men and 787 women from 72 countries took part in 72 events in 14 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany 12 9 8 29
Norway 10 10 5 25
Russia 9 6 3 18
Canada 6 5 4 15
USA 6 3 4 13
Netherlands 5 4 2 11
Japan 5 1 4 10
Austria 3 5 9 17
South Korea 3 1 2 6
Italy 2 6 2 10

 

2002 Salt Lake City, United States

February 8th – February 24th 2002

1513 men and 886 women from 77 countries took part in 78 events in 15 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, skeleton, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway 13 5 7 25
Germany 12 16 8 36
USA 10 13 11 34
Canada 7 3 7 17
Russia 5 4 4 13
France 4 5 2 11
Italy 4 4 5 13
Finland 4 2 1 7
Netherlands 3 5 0 8
Austria 3 4 10 17

 

2006 Turin, Italy

February 10th – February 26th 2006

1548 men and 960 women from 80 countries took part in 84 events in 15 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany 11 12 6 29
USA 9 9 7 25
Austria 9 7 7 23
Russia 8 6 8 22
Canada 7 10 7 24
Sweden 7 2 5 14
South Korea 6 3 2 11
Switzerland 5 4 5 14
Italy 5 0 6 11
France 3 2 4 9
Netherlands 3 2 4 9

 

2010 Vancouver, Canada

February 12th – February 28th 2010

2566 athletes from 82 countries took part in 86 events in 15 sports –
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Canada 14 7 5 26
Germany 10 13 7 30
USA 9 15 13 37
Norway 9 8 6 23
South Korea 6 6 2 14
Switzerland 6 0 3 9
China 5 2 4 11
Sweden 5 2 4 11
Austria 4 6 6 16
Netherlands 4 1 3 8

 

2014 Sochi, Russia

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