1928 Winter Olympics open in St. Moritz 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1928)


Video: '1. St.Moritz ~Olympic Winter Games 1928' (5 videos)

(Saturday, February 11, 1928, 10:00 a.m. CET) — Athletes from 25 nations marched today in the opening ceremonies of the 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics.

464 athletes (438 men, 26 women) competed in 4 events in 4 sports (8 disciplines) through Feb. 19, 1928.

Norway won the most gold medals (6) and took home the most medals (15).

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