In May 1925, the IOC officially designated the Chamonix event as “the first Olympic Winter Games.” Since then, the Winter Olympics have been held every four years, except during World War II in 1940 and 1944.
Are the Winter Olympics every 4 years?
The Winter Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques d’hiver) is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice.
Why is the Winter Olympics every 2 years?
In 1986 the IOC decided to stagger the Summer and Winter Games. Instead of holding both in the same calendar year the committee decided to alternate them every two years, although both Games would still be held on four-year cycles.
Where will the 2022 and 2026 Olympic Winter Games be held?
After Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing from Feb. 4-22, 2022 — seven months following the closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics. Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) are set to host the next two Summer Olympics. Milan will host the 2026 Winter Games.
Why do the Olympics take place every 4 years?
To respect the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia. The four-year interval between the Ancient Games editions was named an “Olympiad”, and was used for dating purposes at the time: time was counted in Olympiads rather than years.
Why are there 5 Olympic rings?
Based on a design first created by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic rings remain a global representation of the Olympic Movement and its activity. These five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries.
Are Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year?
The Summer and Winter Olympics have been separated by two years, last happening in the same year in 1992. The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games pushed the two Olympics even closer together than they were between the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and 1996 in Atlanta when the Games went on a two-year cycle.