"The Olympic Ideal and the Winter Games Attitudes Towards the Olympic Winter Games in Olympic Discoursesfrom Coubertin to Samaranch" (PDF). Mallon, Bill; Buchanan, Ian (2006). 153154 Podnieks, Andrew; Szemberg, Szymon (2008). 151 Luge Since 1964 4 Men's and women's singles, men's doubles, team relay. 36 The IOC awarded the 1960 Olympics to Squaw Valley, United States. Anabolic steroids and sports and exercise. 35 Hill (1992. The Games were held every four years from 1924 to 1936, interrupted in 19 by World War II, and resumed in 1948. Because of its role in World War II, Germany was not allowed to compete at the 1948 Winter Olympics. 15 Because of the weather the 10,000 metre speed-skating event had to be abandoned and officially cancelled. Alberto Tomba, an Italian skier, made his Olympic debut by winning both the giant slalom and slalom. Retrieved "Russian bandy players blessed for victory at world championship in Kazan". Despite only having half the usual time to prepare for the Games, Innsbruck accepted the invitation to replace Denver in February 1973. Also, the Winter Olympic Games have been held just once each in Germany (1936), Bosnia and Herzegovina ( 1984 Russia ( 2014 ) and South Korea ( 2018 ).