The winter Olympics for the year 2014 starts from the 7th of February and will continue till the 23rd of February. This is it is being held in Sochi, Russia and will be hosting over 98 events in 10 venues divided among 15 sports.
The Winter Olympics occurs every 4 years, the first of which was held in Chamonix, France, in the year 1924. Alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating were some of the original sport that was held at this Olympics.
Initially the summer and the winter Olympics took place in the same year but after a decision taken by the International Olympics Committee in 1986, since 1992 the Winter and Summer Olympics games were place on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years.