Winter Olympic History

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are coming!! Everyone is excited to see their favorite athletes do their events! The Winter Olympics started in 1901 and have evolved since then. The first Winter Olympics was held in Sweden. They only had a few games in the first Winter Olympic Games. They then had one in 1903 and 1905 and every fourth year after 1926. They didn’t have many sports in 1901, but they have added on quite a lot over the years.

We now have:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed Skating


This is a pretty long list. Last year Russia held the 2014 Olympic games. This was the first year Russia had ever held the Winter Olympics. This year the Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea. The games will be located in Pyeongchang.Everyone will be tuning in to see all the top American athletes compete against the best in the world!!! The Winter Olympics 2018 will be broadcasted on NBC. I hope America does well!!!! Have a fun time watching the 2018 Winter Olympic games held in South Korea!!! Go AMERICA!!!!!!