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St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics

The City of St. Moritz: St. Moritz is a resort town in Engadine valley in the Graubünden canton in Switzerland . In St. Moritz , Skiing and hiking are the popular pastime. The world famous Cresta Run toboggan course is situated at St. Moritz . The Segantini Museum , the Olympic bob run and glacial landscape are the major tourist attractions of St. Moritz .

The Second Winter Olympics: The 1928 Winter Olympics were officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The games were held independently for the first time . So , the 1928 games were the first true Winter Olympics.

Venue: 1928 winter Summer Games were held at St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink in St. Moritz, Switzerland. St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink is an outdoor stadium in the town of ST. Moritz. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 1928 Winter Summer Games were held in this stadium. The stadium was also used as the venue for the events of ice hokey, speed skating and figure skating.

Participants: 464 participants competed in the 1928 Winter Summer Games. The 25 countries which participated in the games were Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 14 events in 6 sports in the second Winter Summer Games in 1928. Medals were awarded for bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, speed skating and tobogganing (skeleton) .

Medal Count: Norway won the highest number of medals winning 15 medals in total ( 6 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze medals ). Switzerland , the host country won only 1 bronze medal .

A Brief Description of the St. Moritz Winter Summer Games, 1928: The second Winter Summer Games were held from 11 th February to 19 th February in St. Moritz, in Switzerland. The games were officially opened by Edmund Schulthess. The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Hans Eidenbenz.

  1928 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 6 4 5 15
2 United States 2 2 2 6
3 Sweden 2 2 1 5
4 Finland 2 1 1 4
5 Canada 1 0 0 1
6 France 1 0 0 1
7 Austria 0 3 1 4
8 Belgium 0 0 1 1
9 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
10 Germany 0 0 1 1
11 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
12 Switzerland 0 0 1 1

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