1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org
The Chamonix 1924 Olympic Winter Games marked the history of Olympic figure skating. After being part of both the Olympic Summer Games in London 1908 and Antwerp 1920, the discipline made it's debut in the first Olympic Winter Games Programme.