Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympics were created to feature snow and ice sports that were logistically impossible to hold during the Summer Games. Figure skating (in 1908 and 1920) and ice hockey (in 1920) were featured as Olympic events at the Summer Olympics.

The IOC desired to expand this list of sports to encompass other winter activities. At the 1921 Olympic Congress, in Lausanne, it was decided to hold a winter version of the Olympic Games. A winter sports week (it was actually 11 days) was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France; this event became the first Winter Olympic Games.

The IOC mandated that the Winter Games be celebrated every four years on the same year as their summer counterpart. This tradition was upheld until the 1992 Games in Albertville, France; after that, beginning with the 1994 Games, the Winter Olympics were held on the third year of each Olympiad.
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21.11.2018
PyeongChang, Korea, November 21, 2017: The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Flame continued its path across the Republic of Korea and celebrated day 20 of its 101-day journey in traditional style at Suncheon Bay National Garden as its starting...

23.11.2017
PyeongChang, Korea, November 22, 2017: With less than 80 days to go until the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, the IOC concluded its final Project Review in PyeongChang confident that a memorable experience awaits athletes and fans next Feb...

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