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Winter Olympics History
The Winter Olympic Games are a major international multi-sport event conducted every four years for snow and ice-based sports. After Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020, it will be the third consecutive Olympic Games staged in East Asia. Beijing will become the first city to hold both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, having already held the Summer Olympics in 2008. It will also become the world’s largest city to hold the Winter Olympics, surpassing Vancouver, which hosted the 2010 Winter Games. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be the first time China has hosted a Winter Olympic Games.
Bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, Nordic skiing (comprising the disciplines military patrol, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, and ski jumping), and skating were the initial five Winter Olympic sports. From 1924 through 1936, the Games were conducted every four years, with World War II interrupting them in 1940 and 1944. They were revived in 1948. The Summer and Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year until 1992, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to break the Summer and Winter Olympic Games into four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. The next Winter Olympic Games after 1992 were held in 1994.
Since its inception, the Winter Olympic Games have changed. Some sports and disciplines, including alpine skiing, luge, short track speed skating, freestyle skiing, skeleton, and snowboarding, have been added to the Olympic program permanently. Others, like curling and bobsleigh, have been phased out and then reintroduced; others, such as military patrol, have been permanently phased out; but the present Winter Olympic sport of biathlon is descended from it. The growth of television as a global vehicle of communication raised the Games’ profile. It made money by selling broadcast rights and advertising, both of which have proven to be successful for the IOC. Outside interests, such as television corporations and business sponsors, were able to exert influence as a result.