Congress Information

9th Lahti (FIN) 1926

9th International Ski Congress: 3rd to 6th February 1926 – Lahti (FIN)

21 delegates from 12 countries

The question of skiing and the Olympic Games was once again raised at this Congress. The decisions taken were not unanimous, despite the fact that in 1925 the IOC had decided to include winter sports on its Olympic programme. The delegates from Finland and Norway declared that their respective National Federations were not in favour of Olympic skiing competitions. These two countries, together with Sweden, maintained their positions during the vote.

Nonetheless, the “Yes” votes won the day.