A fun look at some historical images from the first Winter Olympics, held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Things are a wee bit different these days.
Speedskaters at the starting line. Are those suits?!
12-year-old figure skater Sonja Henie of Norway got her tail beat, placing 8th out of 8. Henie later went on to win gold in the next three Winter Olympics, changing the face of figure skating as she did so.
The Swedish and British curling teams: those look like actual household brooms to me. And it seems that curling has officially been boring spectators since 1924.
The silver-medal winning bobsled team….England!
Another bobsled team…I can’t help thinking of Where’s Waldo?
Spectators and the official grandstand…
Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report