1924 IS AN HISTORIC YEAR FOR FRANCE WHO HOSTED 2 MAJOR WORLDWIDE SPORTING EVENTS
The first worldwide winter sport event took place in 1924 in Chamonix.
mong amusing anecdotes which made this event, there is one related to counting which impacted the winners ‘s ranking. As matter of fact, a mistake in the counting of the points was discovered in the results in ski jumping. The bronze medal should not have been awarded to the Norwegian Thorleiff Haug but to the American Anders Haugen.
What is mouving and magic is that 50 years after this event, Anders Haugen received his medals by Thorleiff Haugen ‘s daughter during a special ceremony in Olso!