The first Winter Olympic Games occurred in 1924 in France. On the 6th February to the 23rd February 2014, the 22nd Winter Olympic Games will be hosted in Sochi, Russia.
Compared to only 16 nations participating in the 1924 Games, 83 nations will compete in Sochi. Nations such as Malta, Tonga, Zimbabwe and Paraguay will make their first Winter Olympic debut. Sochi will hold 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines including snowboarding, figure skating, skeleton and biathlon (a combination of skiing and shooting).» >Read More »