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Last Updated: Thursday July 05 2007 13:49 GMT

When did they start?

Rhona Martin of Great Britain's curling team

The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924 in Chamonix in France.

They used to take place in the same year as the summer Games, but that all changed in 1994 at the Lillehammer Games in Norway.

The Winter Olympics still take place every four years, but now they're held in between the Summer Olympics.

The host countries for the Games are chosen by members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The 21st Winter Olympics will be hosted by Vancouver, Canada, in 2010.

  • 1924 - Chamonix, France
  • 1928 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1932 - Lake Placid, US
  • 1936 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1948 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1952 - Oslo, Norway
  • 1956 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1960 - Squaw Valley, US
  • 1964 - Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1968 - Grenoble, France
  • 1972 - Sapporo, Japan
  • 1976 - Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1980 - Lake Placid, US
  • 1984 - Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1988 - Calgary, Canada
  • 1992 - Albertville, France
  • 1994 - Lillehammer, Norway
  • 1998 - Nagano, Japan
  • 2002 - Salt Lake City, US
  • 2006 - Turin, Italy


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