1924: The United States delegates take part in the opening ceremonies of the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. | (AP Photo)

1928: The American bobsled team competes at St. Moritz, Switzerland. The U.S. won the skeleton event. | (Bettmann/CORBIS)

1948: Richard "Dick" Button of Englewood, New Jersey, performs in the men's figure skating championships in St. Moritz. He won the event with the highest number of points ever scored, at just 18 years old. | (Bettmann/CORBIS)

1948: The Swiss score the first goal of the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, against the United States. Switzerland won 5-4. | (AP Photo)

1952: Italian Zeno Colo hurtles down the slope at Norefjell, Norway, to win the sixth Winter Olympic downhill ski event. | (AP Photo)

1952: A skier soars through the air at the Holenkollen ski jump, near Oslo, Norway. | (AP Photo)

1960: Russian figure skaters Oleg Protopopov and Ludmilla Belousova practice before the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California. | (AP Photo)

1964: Biathlon competitors aim at targets on the course at Seefeld, Austria. | (AP Photo)