Selecting a location for the games has been very successful.Chamonix is famous for its ski slopes and extended an excellent springboard, make a pretty spectacular performance of athletes.However, the organizers of the games do not make possible - the number of tickets sold did not meet their expectations.
at the Winter Olympics athletes have sent their 16 countries.Dominated by European countries, which joined the United States and Canada.Germany invitation to the game will not work - the world community has not forgiven her leading role in the outbreak of the First Worl
d War.Among the participants was not the Soviet Union - the country is not recognized by most countries.But the game came to a team of independent Latvia, as well as former allies of Germany - Austria and Hungary.
total of 293 participated in the Olympics athlete to compete in a limited number of disciplines: cross-country skiing and Nordic combined, bobsleigh, ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating.Among the participants were 13 women.Most athletes acted in figure skating - both singles and as part of pairs.Figure skating has become a major battleground for men.Skiers and skaters from Scandinavia were so ahead of their rivals from other countries that had virtually no competition on these games.
in the unofficial team championship team won Norway, received 17 medals - most of them brought athletes skiers.One of the heroes of the Olympics became Turleyf Haug, who won three gold and one bronze medal for cross country skiing and biathlon.Second place and 11 gold medals went to Finland.Most awards - three gold and one silver - his country brought skater Clas Thunberg.
In third place by far was the team of Austria - two gold and one silver medal got athletes skaters.Hostess games - France - did not shine at this Olympics.It was the piggy bank is only one bronze medal for pairs figure skating.