Famous Photographs from Past Winter Olympics

(This wonderful blog post was written by our intern Elena)

In lieu of the upcoming Winter Olympics this year, I thought it  would be fun to put together a list of famous photographs from the past Winter Games from the very first Winter Olympics held in France to the photos taken this year preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics. This year the Olympics will be held on February 9th to the 25th in South Korea.

There are no pictures of his in this list but you should also check out David Burnett's website for his large format photos from past Olympics!

  First Winter Olympics 1924 (slate.com-- Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report)

First Winter Olympics 1924 (slate.com-- Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report)

  Andrea Mead Lawrence first woman gold medalist in alpine skiing training at the age of 15 in 1947 (TIME magazine-- George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Andrea Mead Lawrence first woman gold medalist in alpine skiing training at the age of 15 in 1947 (TIME magazine-- George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  1964 Olympics (The Atlantic--AP Photo )

1964 Olympics (The Atlantic--AP Photo )

  Parking lot for Innsbruck Olymics 1976 (TIME magazine--Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Parking lot for Innsbruck Olymics 1976 (TIME magazine--Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  Ski Jump Innsbruck 1976(TIME magazine--Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Ski Jump Innsbruck 1976(TIME magazine--Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  USA beats USSR in hockey called “Miracle on Ice” 1980 (history.com)

USA beats USSR in hockey called “Miracle on Ice” 1980 (history.com)

  First Jamaican Bobsled team 1988 (Canada Alive!)

First Jamaican Bobsled team 1988 (Canada Alive!)

  Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1998 (Npr.org--Vincent Almavy/AFP/Getty Images )

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1998 (Npr.org--Vincent Almavy/AFP/Getty Images )

  Opening Ceremonies Vancouver 2014 Olympics (UC Magazine)

Opening Ceremonies Vancouver 2014 Olympics (UC Magazine)

  Shaun White 2010 Vancuver Olympics-- US team won an unprecedented 37 medals (SI.com--Robert Beck)

Shaun White 2010 Vancuver Olympics-- US team won an unprecedented 37 medals (SI.com--Robert Beck)

  Roberto Dellasega (Italy) Ski Jumping 2014 (zimbo.com--Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Europe)

Roberto Dellasega (Italy) Ski Jumping 2014 (zimbo.com--Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Europe)

  Image Courtesy of Lou Jones (fotojones.com)

Image Courtesy of Lou Jones (fotojones.com)

  Image Courtesy of Lou Jones (fotojones.com)

Image Courtesy of Lou Jones (fotojones.com)

  Alpensia ski jumping center for 2018 Olympics (NBC---Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images)

Alpensia ski jumping center for 2018 Olympics (NBC---Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images)