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What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

What Olympic Ice Skating Looked Like in 1924 Pictured above: English speed skaters B. Sutton (left), L. Cambridgeshire (middle), and A. Tibbet (right) train in Chamonix, France for the Winter Olympic Games. (Photo via CrimsonSox)

An ice hockey team.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

What is believed to be the Canadian Ice Hockey Team, a group who went on to win 6 out of 7 gold medals. Protective equipment not required!

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

The Athletes of the First Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France in The silver-medal-winning British bobsled team.

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg of Finland, who won a combined eight speedskating medals at the Chamonix games. and also the inspiration for the Milk Tray man!

Photos from the first Winter Olympics

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

The Swedish and British curling teams stand on the ice at the foot of Mont Blanc during the very first Winter Olympics 1924

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

picture first winter olympic games -I Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

Norway: Sonja Henie finished eighth (out of eight) in figure skating in Chamonix. (Henie would go on to win gold in and

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

Jacob Tullin Thams from Norway won the first gold medal in ski jump, in Chamonix, Feb.

Three members of the Swedish curling team taking a break to have a drink during the 1924 Olympics

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

The Swedish Curling Team preparing for a match outside with a tipple to warm the cockles!

First Winter Olympics: What skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.

What Skaters, Ski Jumpers, and Curlers Looked Like at the First Winter Olympics in 1924

Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report. The official stand.

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