National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus

ST. Moritz, Switzerland
11–19 february 1928

The 1928 Winter Games, hosted by St. Moritz, Switzerland, were the first to be held in a different nation than the Summer Games of the same year. A new event was contested: the skeleton, which is like luge except that the athletes descend headfirst. Speed skater A. Clas Thunberg added two more gold medals to the three he had won in 1924. Johan Grottumbraten of Norway won the 18km cross-country event and the Nordic combined. Another Norwegian, Sonja Henie, caused a sensation by winning the women's figure skating at the age of fifteen. Her record as the youngest winner of an individual event stood for 74 years. In men's figure skating, Gillis Grafstrom of Sweden won his third straight gold medal. Canada again dominated the ice hockey tournament, winning their three matches 11-0, 14-0 and 13-0.

25 NOCs (Nations)
464 athletes (26 women, 438 men)
14 events

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