The 1924 Olympics: Times Have Changed!

A look back at the first Winter Olympics, held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Things are definitely a little different now!

Speedskaters at the starting line…are those suits they’re wearing?!

 

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Swedish and British curling teams, holding what look (to me) like standard household brooms. Curling: officially boring spectators since 1924.

 

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12-year-old Sonja Henie got her tail beat at these Games, placing 8th out of 8. Henie went on to win the gold in 1928, 1932 and 1936, changing the face of figure skating along the way.

 

 

 

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British bobsledding team.

 

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Members of a curling team stop for an adult beverage break: because that’s totally normal these days.

 

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Spectators and the official stand.

 

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Members of another bobsledding team: does this remind anyone else of Where’s Waldo?

 

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