Although some skating events were included in the and Games, it was not until that the Winter Games were accepted as a celebration comparable to the Summer Games and given the official blessing of the International Olympic Committee IOC. Well-organized and equipped with new facilities, the event was a success and led the IOC to amend its charter in , establishing the Winter Games. Chamonix was thereafter recognized as the first Winter Olympics. Some athletes representing 16 countries attended the Games, competing in 16 events.
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International sports competitions provide countries with opportunities to showcase the best of their nation to the rest of the world. For a country like China, which often struggles to cultivate a positive image of itself among the global community, success at these competitions hinges on what happens both inside and outside of the stadium. Nowhere has this trend been more on display than at the Olympic Games, which offer participating nations an opportunity to boost their international image by showcasing their athletic prowess. Since the end of the Cold War, China has been a top competitor at the Summer Olympic Games, netting some gold, silver, and bronze medals, placing it at second place in total medals after the US. Since then, China has only earned 13 golds and 62 total medals, placing it 16 th globally in the overall medal count. Combined with its six silver and two bronze medals, China placed 16 th overall in
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Its streak is in danger of being snapped. That means Iran claimed the lone Asian Olympic qualifying spot available at the tournament, after the Iranians beat the Philippines , also Sunday. China will get a last chance to qualify to play at its 10th straight Olympics at a tournament next year, where it likely must go through a higher-ranked European nation.
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