1925 Workers' Winter Olympiad

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1925 Workers' Winter Olympiad
1925 Workers' Winter Olympiad poster.jpg
Host city Schreiberhau, Germany
Nations participating 4
Events 6
Dates January 31, 1925 (1925-01-31)
February 2, 1925 (1925-02-02)
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The 1925 Workers' Winter Olympiad was the first edition of International Workers' Olympiads. The games were held from January 31 to February 2 at the German town of Schreiberhau which today is a part of Poland and it is called Szklarska Poręba.

Four nations participated the 1925 Workers' Winter Olympiad. The only sport was Nordic skiing. Competitors did not represent their country but instead they were competing under the common red flag of the Workers' movement.

Events and best placed competitors[edit]

Men's 15 km cross-country skiing[edit]

Place Competitor Time
1 Finland Elis Laine 0 59.23
2 Finland Gabriel Kammonen 0 59.34
3 Finland Toivo Kostiainen 1.01.14

Men's 30 km cross-country skiing[edit]

Place Competitor Time
1 Finland Albin Veijalainen 1.55.10
2 Finland Emil Halinen 1.55.28
3 Finland Elis Laine 1.57.07

Men's 4 km steeplechase skiing[edit]

Place Competitor Time
1 Finland Emil Elo 27.07
2 Finland Toivo Paavilainen 28.55
3 Germany Georg Bienert 29.33

Women's 6 km cross-country skiing[edit]

Place Competitor Time
1 Austria Grete Buchbinder 1.15.22
2 Czechoslovakia Adele Thomas 1.18.23
3 Czechoslovakia Irma Prade 1.23.40

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

Place Competitor Points
1 Finland Lauri Leppänen 44.500
2 Austria Alois Heils 35.700
3 Finland Toivo Paavilainen 20.000

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Place Competitor Points
1 Austria Adolf Puz 28.00
2 Czechoslovakia Ernts Langhammer 26.75
3 Germany Richard Reinwarth 24.50

Country ranking[edit]

Participating nations are ranked by positions, since no medals were awarded at the Workers' Olympiads.

Rank Country 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
1  Finland 4 3 3
2  Austria 2 1 0
3  Czechoslovakia 0 2 1
4  Germany 0 0 2

Sources[edit]

  • Voitto Raatikainen: "Talviurheilun sankarit – talviurheilun kuvahistoria", Karisto Publishing 1977. ISBN 9512311798