Winter Olympics

Events in Sport

  • 1924-01-25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • 1924-01-26 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • 1924-02-04 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1928-02-11 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1928-02-19 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1932-02-04 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1932-02-15 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932-02-15 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
  • 1936-02-06 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1936-02-16 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1948-01-30 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1948-02-08 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1952-02-25 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • 1956-01-26 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1956-02-05 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1960-02-18 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • 1960-02-28 8th Winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, California
  • 1964-01-29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1964-02-09 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1968-02-06 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1968-02-18 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • 1972-02-03 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 1972-02-13 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
  • 1976-02-04 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1976-02-15 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1980-02-14 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1980-02-23 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
  • 1984-02-08 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1984-02-19 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1988-02-13 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-02-24 Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist
  • 1988-02-28 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-09-15 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
  • 1992-02-08 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • 1992-02-23 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • 1994-02-12 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
  • 1994-02-27 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
  • 1995-06-16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • 1998-02-07 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano, Japan
  • 1998-02-22 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
  • 2000-07-20 The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
  • 2002-02-08 19th Winter Olympic games open at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-02-24 19th Winter Olympic Games close at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-02-10 20th Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2006-02-26 20th Winter Olympic Games close at Turin, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-06-24 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2010-02-12 21st Winter Olympic Games open at Vancouver, Canada
  • 2010-02-28 21st Winter Olympic Games close at Vancouver, Canada
  • 2013-07-22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)
  • 2014-02-07 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia
  • 2014-02-08 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • 2014-02-23 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1959-06-25 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987-09-08 Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics), born in Montreal, Quebec

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau