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The '''1928 [[Winter Olympic Games|Winter Olympics]]''', officially known as the '''II Olympic Winter Games''', were a [[winter]] [[multi-sport event]] which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in [[St. Moritz]], [[Switzerland]]. The 1928 Games were the first true ''Winter Olympics'' held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a ''[[Summer Olympic Games|Summer Olympics]]''. The preceding [[Chamonix 1924|1924 Games]] were retroactively renamed the inaugural Winter Olympics, though they had been in fact part of the [[Paris 1924|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 held as a separate Winter Games. These games also replaced the now redundant Nordic Games, that were held quadrennially since early in the century.
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The '''1928 [[Winter Olympic Games|Winter Olympics]]''', officially known as the '''II Olympic Winter Games''', were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in [[St. Moritz]], [[Switzerland]]. The 1928 Games were the first true ''Winter Olympics'' held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a ''[[Summer Olympic Games|Summer Olympics]]''. The preceding [[Chamonix 1924|1924 Games]] were retroactively renamed the inaugural Winter Olympics, though they had been in fact part of the [[Paris 1924|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 held as a separate Winter Games. These games also replaced the now redundant Nordic Games, that were held quadrennially since early in the century.
   
Fluctuating weather conditions made these Olympics memorable. The opening ceremony was held in a blizzard. In contrast, warm weather conditions plagued the Olympics for the remainder of the Games, requiring cancellations of one event with temperatures as high as 25 °C (77 °F). (See further description at the main article on [[Winter Olympic Games]].)
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Fluctuating weather conditions made these Olympics memorable. The opening ceremony was held in a blizzard. In contrast, warm weather conditions plagued the Olympics for the remainder of the Games, requiring cancellations of one event with temperatures as high as 25 °C (77 °F). (See further description at the main article on the [[Winter Olympic Games]].)
   
 
== Highlights ==
 
== Highlights ==
   
 
* [[Sonja Henie]] wins her first gold medal in women's [[figure skating]].
 
* [[Sonja Henie]] wins her first gold medal in women's [[figure skating]].
* [[Ivar Ballangrud]] won the Olympic [[title]] in the 5,000m speed skating and [[Clas Thunberg]] won the 500m and the 1,500m.
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* [[Ivar Ballangrud]] won the Olympic title in the 5,000m speed skating and [[Clas Thunberg]] won the 500m and the 1,500m.
* [[Norway at the 1928 Winter Olympics|Norway]] finished on top of the medal table with a total of 6 gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze, a total of 15 medals. The [[United States at the 1928 Winter Olympics|USA]] finished second in the table.
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* [[Norway]] finished on top of the medal table with a total of 6 gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze, a total of 15 medals. The [[United States]] finished second.
   
 
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Revision as of 04:55, August 29, 2012

II Olympic Winter Games
Host city St. Moritz, Switzerland
Events 14 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 11
Closing ceremony February 19
Stadium w:St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink

The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics. The preceding 1924 Games were retroactively renamed the inaugural Winter Olympics, though they had been in fact 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 held as a separate Winter Games. These games also replaced the now redundant Nordic Games, that were held quadrennially since early in the century.

Fluctuating weather conditions made these Olympics memorable. The opening ceremony was held in a blizzard. In contrast, warm weather conditions plagued the Olympics for the remainder of the Games, requiring cancellations of one event with temperatures as high as 25 °C (77 °F). (See further description at the main article on the Winter Olympic Games.)

Highlights

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Preceded by
Paris 1924
Olympics
1928
Succeeded by
Amsterdam 1928
Preceded by
Chamonix 1924
Winter Olympics
1928
Succeeded by
Lake Placid 1932


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