1924: Chamonix, France
From left to right: English speed skaters B. H. Sutton, L. H. Cambridgeshire, and A. E. Tibbet.
Herma Planck-Szabo of Austria.
The Canadian ice hockey team, the Toronto Granites, scoring during the final, in which they beat the United States 6-1.
1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Members of the German bobsled team.
1932: Lake Placid, N.Y.
Men’s 10,000-Metre Speed Skating competition
1936: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
The silver medal Swiss bobsled team. (A different Swiss team won the gold.)
Swedish ski jumper Sven Eriksson.
Swedish cross-country skiers. The Swedes swept the first four places in the 50-kilometer race.
The Japanese ice hockey team during a break in their match against Great Britain, which went on to win the gold.
1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland
British figure skater Jeannette Altwegg. She won bronze but would win gold in 1952; she’s the only British woman to ever win multiple winter medals.
Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott (left); a sculpture called “Ali-Java” (right).
1952: Oslo, Norway
The lighting of the torch.
Photographers at Bislett Stadium.
1956: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
German Ossi Reichert, gold medal winner in women’s giant slalom.
1960: Squaw Valley, California
The outdoor speedskating track.
1964: Innsbruck, Austria
French sisters Christine and Marielle Goitschel, winners of the gold and silver medal, respectively, in the women’s slalom final. In giant slalom, Marielle won gold and Christine silver.
An audience of 80,000 watched the 80-meter ski jump.
1968: Grenoble, France
French skiers Jean-Claude Killy (gold) and Guy Perillat (silver), men’s downhill medalists.
The bobsled run.
1972: Sapporo, Japan
Sapporo was the first Asian city to host the Winter Games.
Men’s giant slalom medalists Edmund Bruggmann (Switzerland, silver), Gustav Thoni (Italy, gold), and Werner Mattle (Switzerland, bronze).
1976: Innsbruck, Austria
Dorothy Hamill, women’s figure skating gold medalist (left); John Curry of Britain, men’s figure skating gold medalist (right).
Husband-and-wife team Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov of Russia, ice dancing gold medalists.
1980: Lake Placid, N.Y.
Anatoly Alabyev of the USSR, 20-kilometer biathlon gold medalist.
The miracle on ice.
U.S.A. speedskater Eric Heiden, who won gold in all five speedskating events (left); Alexander Tikhonov of the USSR (right).
1984: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Scott Hamilton, gold medal figure skater.
Following the performance of British ice dancing legends Torvill and Dean.
American ski jumper Dennis McGrane (left); American downhill gold medalist Bill Johnson (right).
1988: Calgary, Canada
The opening ceremonies.
Italy’s Alberto Tomba wins the giant slalom (left); Tomba party (right).
Yuri Kashkarov of the USSR.
The United States’ Dan Jansen after falling in 1,000-meter speedskating.
Natalya Annenko and Genrich Sretensky of the Soviet Union (left); bronze medalist American figure skater Debi Thomas (right).
Franck Piccard of France, gold medalist in the super-G slalom.
1992: Albertville, France
American speedskater Bonnie Blair (left); Pairs figure skating gold medalists Natalia Michkouteniok and Artour Dmitriev of the former Soviet Republics’ “Unified Team” (center); Surya Bonaly of France (right).
American hockey player Ted Drury.
Downhill gold medalist Patrick Ortlieb of Austria.
1994: Lillehammer, Norway
Sweden (gold) vs. Canada (silver).
Tonya Harding (left); a United States Olympic Committee press conference related to the Harding-Kerrigan affair (right).
Nancy Kerrigan and (at far right) China’s Lu Chen.
Kerrigan and Harding.
Gold medalist Oksana Baiul.
First lady Hillary Clinton, an American hockey fan, and an Olympics fan.
Bonnie Blair (left) and 10,000-meter gold medalist Johann-Olav Koss of Norway.
Gold medalist Manuela Di Centa of Italy is helped to her feet by bronze medalist Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi of Finland after the 30-kilometer cross-country event (left); Swiss ski jumper Sylvain Freiholz.
American goalie Garth Snow; the opening ceremonies.
1998: Nagano, Japan
Kazakoshi Park Arena, site of the curling competition.
Figure skating gold medalist Illia Kulik of Russia (left); ice dancing bronze medalists Marinna Anissina and Gwendal Peirerat of France; bronze medalist Philippe Candeloro of France.
French snowboarder Jonathan Collomb-Patton (left); French gold medalist snowboarder Karine Ruby (right).
Karyn Bye of the United States’ gold medal women’s hockey team.
1,000-meter speedskating silver medalist Jan Bos of the Netherlands (left); 1,000-meter speedskating gold medalist Ids Postma of the Netherlands (right).
Jani Soininen of Finland, gold medalist in the K90 ski jumping competition.
Canadian freestyle aerials skier Andy Capicik of Canada (left); Freestyle aerials bronze medalist Dmitri Dashchmisky of Belarus (right).
American gold medalist Tara Lipinski.
Fans of the Winter Olympics.