St. Moritz 1928 Switzerland 11 - 19 February 1928

  • Host Nation Switzerland
  • Sports 8
  • Duration 11 - 19 February 1928
  • Competition Venues 5
  • Competing Athletes 464
  • Competing Nations 25
DAYS SINCE St. Moritz 1928
31,977 DAYS

About the Games

The 1928 Olympic Winter Games, hosted by St. Moritz in Switzerland, were the first to be held in a different nation to the Summer Games of the same year. Despite a decrease in the number of sports, participation actually increased, with 464 athletes from 25 nations taking part.

The medals were once again dominated by the Alpine and Scandinavian nations - Clas Thunberg added two more gold medals to the three he had won in 1924. Another Norwegian, Sonja Henie, caused a sensation by winning the women's figure skating at the age of just fifteen, a record which would stand for 74 years. Great Britain came 10th overall medal table.