History of the Games


Origin and History...
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Politics and the Olympics
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The Olympics in Photos





The Olympics in Photos


Photo: IOC/Olympic Museum Collections
Luge became an Olympic sport at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. North and South Korea competed separately. Soviet speed skater Lydia Skoblikova (above), with four gold medals, swept all the events in the women's speed-skating program.