Winter Olympics 2014 Begin!

The first Olympic Winter Games held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, featured downhill skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, figure skating, speed skating, bobsleigh, and ice hockey.  The event was called the White Olympics.

The Winter Olympics 2014 are held in Sochi, Russia.  Click here to find more.

Statues of the 2014 Winter Olympic Mascots on display in downtown Sochi, Russia

The Leopard, the Hare and Polar Bear are the official mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Photo by B. Streeter Lecka, GETTY

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