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Ski Joring at the 1928 Sankt Moritz Winter Games

1928 Winter Games:

Sports:

Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Date Started: February 12, 1928
Date Finished: February 12, 1928
Events: 1

Participants: 8 (8 men and 0 women) from 2 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Bibi Torriani (16 years, 135 days)
Oldest Participant: SUI Bibi Torriani (16 years, 135 days)
Most Medals (Athlete):
Most Medals (Country):

Overview

Skijoring is a primarily Scandanavian sport, in which a person on skis is towed by dogs or horses, or sometimes by a snowmobile. It was held several times at the Nordic Games (1901, 1905, 1909), which were the early forerunners of the Winter Olympics. In 1928 at St. Moritz the sport was contested as a demonstration event with the skiers towed by horses. It was held on a frozen lake, with seven competitors starting in a mass start race. Little else is known of the event and it was never contested again at the Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze