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Venues of the 1924 Winter Olympics

 

Venues of the 1924 Winter Olympics

For the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, a total of three sports venues were used. The main stadium was used for all but two sports and part of a third. It was the first ski jump used for the Winter Olympics. A bobsleigh track was prepared for use.

Venues

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
La Piste de Bobsleigh des Pellerins Bobsleigh Not listed. [1]
Le Tremplin Olympique du Mont Nordic combined (ski jumping), Ski jumping Not listed. [2]
Stade Olympique de Chamonix Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Military patrol, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing), Speed skating 45,000 [3]

After the Olympics

The stadium and the ski jump served as venues for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1937.[4] The ski jump was not used in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup until the 1980-81 season when it was won by Norway's Roger Ruud.[5][6] Its last World Cup event was in 1998 and was won by Finland's Janne Ahonen.[7] A final ski jumping event listed was a Continental Cup in February 2001, but no results were listed.[8] The last cross-country skiing event after the 1937 championships was a Continental Cup event in 1999.[9] This was a women's 10 km event won by Germany's Steffi Völkel and a men's 15 km event won by Spain's Jordi Ribo.[10][11] As for Nordic combined, two more events have taken place since the 1937 championships though they were World Cup B events.[12] The last Nordic combined event held in Chamonix was a World Cup B event in 2000 and was won by France's Kevin Arnould.[13]

The bobsleigh track was demolished and is now used as an alpine skiing venue.[14]

The Olympic Stadium is still in existence in Chamonix.

Chamonix was part of Annecy's unsuccessful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics in July 2011. If selected, the city would have hosted alpine skiing and ice hockey events.[15]

References

  1. ^ 1924 Olympic Games official report (combines Chamonix and Paris). pp. 652-3. (French)
  2. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 650-2. (French)
  3. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 645, 648-50. (French)
  4. ^ FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1937 information. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  5. ^ FIS Ski jumping history at Chamonix since 1924. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  6. ^ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Chamonix 26 February 1981 men's normal hill results. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  7. ^ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 6 December 1998 men's normal hill results. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  8. ^ FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup 24-25 February 2001 men's normal hill schedule. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  9. ^ FIS Cross-country skiing history at Chamonix since 1924. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  10. ^ FIS Cross-country skiing Continental Cup Chamonix 10 January 1999 women's 10 km results. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  11. ^ FIS Continental Cup Chamonix 10 January 1999 men's 15 km results. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  12. ^ FIS Nordic combined history at Chamonix since 1924. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  13. ^ FIS Nordic combined World Cup B Chamonix 18 March 2000 15 km Individual Gundersen results. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  14. ^ Chamonix World Cup information. Accessed 7 October 2010.
  15. ^ Annecy2018.com map of the proposed venues. Accessed 5 December 2010. (English) & (French)
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