“Germany, Feb. 3——The warm weather “jinx” which has over- shadowed the Winter Olympics since their commencement in 1924, today showed no signs of letting up before the scheduled opening here Thursday.
The fourth consecutive day of rain today washed away what little snows were left”
03 Feb 1936, 22 – The Buffalo News at Newspapers.com
h/t Don Penim
Try as we may to force Nature into predictable, neat patterns, ‘laws’ we call them, ‘truths’ that can be believed like the solidity of granite, but somehow the jinx steps in just when we venture to act and lays us on our ass and there leaves us laughing.
Seems that the end of snow was already an old excuse 3 hours after winter sports were invented,
Of course four years before the Winter Olympics in Bavaria the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid almost got cancelled or delayed due to lack of snow.