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1928 Winter Olympics

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II Olympic Winter Games
Nations participating 25
Athletes participating 464 (438 men, 26 women)
Events 14 events in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 11, 1928
Closing ceremony February 19, 1928
Officially opened by Edmund Schulthess
Athlete's Oath Hans Eidenbenz
Judge's Oath ---
Olympic Torch ---

The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland.

The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics, held on its own, and not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics. The preceding 1924 Winter Olympics were retroactively renamed into Winter Olympics. They were actually part of the 1924 Summer Olympics. All preceding Winter Events of the Olympic Games were the winter sports part of the schedule of the Summer Games, and not as a separate Winter Games. These games also replaced the now redundant Nordic Games, that were held quadrennially since early in the century.

Highlights


Medal winners

Medal Count

(Host nation in bold.)

1928 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 6 4 5 15
2 United States 2 2 2 6
3 Sweden 2 2 1 5
4 Missing image
Finland_flag_large.png


Finland
2 1 1 4
5 France 1 0 0 1
5 Canada 1 0 0 1
7 Austria 0 3 1 4
8 Belgium 0 0 1 1
8 Missing image
Switzerland_flag_large.png


Switzerland
0 0 1 1
8 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
8 Germany 0 0 1 1
8 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1


Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
1896 | 1900 | 1904 | 1906¹ | 1908 | 1912 | (1916)² | 1920 | 1924 | 1928 | 1932 | 1936 | (1940)² | (1944)² | 1948 | 1952 | 1956 | 1960 | 1964 | 1968 | 1972 | 1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1996 | 2000 | 2004 | 2008 | 2012 | 2016 | 2020
Winter Olympic Games
1924 | 1928 | 1932 | 1936 | (1940)² | (1944)² | 1948 | 1952 | 1956 | 1960 | 1964 | 1968 | 1972 | 1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1994 | 1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014 | 2018
¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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