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  Winter Olympics 2002
The Winter Olympics
When did they start?
Who will win the medals?
Britain's medal hopes
Key dates

 
When did they start?
The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.

Then just 16 countries competed in only five different events.

This time more then 2,300 athletes from 80 countries will all be hoping to win gold in 78 different events.

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