90 years ago in Chamonix. First known as "Winter Sports Week" and called the First Olympic Winter Games afterwards, it clearly wasn't an expensive affair, but at least they picked a location with real snow. There were 10,004 paying spectators. Canada had an amazingly lopsided success in ice hockey.
A NY Timespiece on early recruiting for college sports - very common in women's sports and seriously wrong. Some parents see athletic scholarships as their kid's ticket to college - something that supports the club industry which turns out to be a big influence in this practice.