Winter Games 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

St. Moritz 1928

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About 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.