Central Press/Getty ImagesSonja Henie was just 11 at the inaugural Winter Olympics.
France's Chamonix played host to the first ever Winter Olympics 89 years ago today. The United States, one of 16 nations represented, won four medals, including the first of the Games, when Charley Jewtraw won the 500-meter speedskating. Beatrix Loughran, one of two American women at the Games, contributed a silver in figure skating. Norway’s Sonja Henie, just 11 at the time, finished last. She would go on to win gold at the next three Olympics.