A new event was contested: the skeleton, which is like luge except that the athletes descend headfirst.
The Japanese Athletes
First Asian participation in the Winter Games, with the presence of Japanese athletes.
Speed skating event cancelled
The 10,000m speed skating was cancelled because of the condition of the ice (warm wind).
Horses on a frozen lake
Equestrian competitions held on the frozen lake in St Moritz were one of the main attractions outside the Olympic events.
Skating in the hotel
Owing to the bad weather, some of the figure skating events were held on the Kulm rink in the eponymous hotel, which, like many other establishments, had its own rink and curling sheets.
Birthplace of skeleton
The skeleton event was staged on the Cresta Run. This track made of natural ice has been reconstructed every winter since the 1870s. The major part of the route of this track lies in a ravine from which stones and earth were used to construct the turns. The track’s wooden structure is then covered with snow and ice. It is considered the birthplace of skeleton. The events of the 1948 Olympic Games also took place on this track
Saint-Moritz 19 February 1928. Closing Ceremony : Standard bearers ot the Nations.
Official opening of the Games by: President of the Helvetic Confederation Edmund Schulthess.
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: A symbolic fire at an Olympic Winter Games was first lit in 1936 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Olympic Oath by: Hans Eidenbenz (cross country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping)
Officials' Oath by: The officials' oath at an Olympic Winter Games was first sworn in 1972 at Sapporo.