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Encyclopedia > 1992 Winter Olympics
XVI Olympic Winter Games

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in the colors of the Savoie region.
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Host city Albertville, France
Nations participating 64
Athletes participating 1801 (1313 men, 488 women)
Events 57 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 8, 1992
Closing ceremony February 23, 1992
Officially opened by François Mitterrand
French President
Athlete's Oath Surya Bonaly
Judge's Oath Pierre Bornat
Olympic Torch Michel Platini and
François-Cyrille Grange
Stadium Théâtre des Cérémonies

The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. Other candidate cities were Anchorage, USA; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; Lillehammer, Norway; Falun, Sweden; and Sofia, Bulgaria. Albertville is a town and commune in southeast France, in the Savoie département, in the French Alps. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) was a French politician. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Surya Bonaly Surya Bonaly (born December 15, 1973) is a French professional figure skater, born in Nice, France. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Michel Platini (June 21, 1955, JÅ“uf, Département Meurthe-et-Moselle) is a former French football player, regarded as one of the most elegant midfielders of his generation and possibly the greatest French footballer of all time. ... The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece sports arena of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium in Albertville, France. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Albertville is a town and commune in southeast France, in the Savoie département, in the French Alps. ... Nickname: The City of Lights and Flowers Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: Borough Municipality of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area    - City 5,079. ... Berchtesgaden is a town in the German Bavarian Alps. ... Cortina dAmpezzo is a town and municipality in the province of Belluno, Veneto, northern Italy. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... For the spiritual practise, see Falun Gong Falun is a city in central Sweden, in the province of Dalarna at 60°36´N 15°37´E. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Mayor Boyko Borisov Area    - City 1,310 km²  - Land (?) km²  - Water (?) km² Elevation 550 m Population    - City (15 September 2006) 1,246,791  - Density 907/km²  - Metro 1,377,761 Time zone EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Website...


These were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. They were also the first Games where the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held at the same site. Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ...

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Highlights

  • Freestyle skiing event of moguls and short-track speedskating made their debuts as medal disciplines, as did women's biathlon.
  • Norwegian skiers won every male cross-country skiing race. Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang each won three gold medals.
  • Speedskater Bonnie Blair won both the 500 and 1,000 m events; Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races.
  • Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male gold medalist of a Winter Olympic event.
  • Mark Kirchner became the first biathlete to win medals in all three biathlon events.
  • Alpine skier Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom.
  • Kim Kihoon earned gold medals in both men's short-track events.
  • Curling was the demo sport; Freestyle skiing and Speed skiing, demo disciplines
  • Annelise Coberger of New Zealand wins the southern hemisphere's first Winter Olympic medal—a silver in the women's slalom.
  • Germany won the games with a total of 10 gold medals, 10 silver and 6 bronze.

Bjørn Dæhlie (born June 19, 1967) is a Norwegian former cross-country skier. ... Vegard Ulvang (born October 10, 1963) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. ... Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, 1964 at Cornwall, New York) was one of the top female speedskaters of her time, and one of the most decorated female athletes in Olympic history. ... Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (1966- ), German speed skater. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark Kirchner (born June 4, 1970 in Neuhaus, Thuringia) is a former German biathlete. ... Petra Kronberger (born February, 21, 1969, in Pfarrwerfen). ... Kim Kihoon is the first gold medalist in Winter Olympics for Korea. ... Curling is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area called the house. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Speed skiing is the sport of skiing fastest in a straight line downhill. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

1992 Winter olympic games Alpine Skiing results // Mens Downhill Mens Super G Mens Giant Slalom Mens Slalom Mens Combined Womens Downhill Womens Super G Womens Giant Slalom Womens Slalom Womens Combined Categories: | ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon results The Biathlon competitions were held at Les Saisies, about 40 km from host city Albertville. ... 1992 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh results MENS EVENTS ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating results The venue was the Halle Olympique located next to the Théâtre des Cérémonies, a couple of kilometers west of downtown Albertville. ... 1992 Winter Olympic Games Freestyle Skiing results MENS EVENTS WOMENS EVENTS ... The 1992 Winter Olympics Ice hockey results in Albertville, France. ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Luge results The venue was the bobsleigh and luge track of La Plagne, about 70 km from host city Albertville. ... At the 1992 Winter Olympics, fifteen Nordic skiing events were contested, ten Cross country skiing events, three Ski Jumping and two Nordic combined. ... The 1992 Winter Olympic games Cross Country Skiing results The Cross-country skiing competitions were held at Les Saisies, about 40 km from host city Albertville. ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results Mens events Individual 3 x 10 km relay February 18, 1992 Categories: | | ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Ski Jumping results // Mens events Large hill Normal hill Team large hill Categories: | ... 1992 Winter Olympic Games Short Track results MENS EVENTS ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Speed skating results The venue was the Anneau de vitesse located next to the Théâtre des Cérémonies, a couple of kilometers west of downtown Albertville. ...

Demonstration sports

A demonstration sport is a sport which is played in order to promote itself, most commonly during the Olympic Games, but also at other sporting events. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1992 Winter Olympic Games Freestyle Skiing results MENS EVENTS WOMENS EVENTS ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Speed skiing results. ...

Venues

The 1992 Games were as of today the last ones where the speed skating venue was outdoors.

  • Albertville
    • Halle Olympique - Figure Skating and Short Track
    • Anneau de vitesse - Speed skating
    • Théâtre des Cérémonies - Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Les Arcs - Speed skiing
  • Courchevel - Ski jumping and nordic combined
  • Les Ménuires - Slalom men
  • Méribel - Alpine Skiing Women
    • Méribel Ice Palace - Hockey
  • La Plagne - Luge and Bobsled
  • Pralognan-la-Vanoise - Curling
  • Les Saisies - Nordic skiing and biathlon
  • Tignes - Freestyle skiing
  • Val d'Isère - Giant, Super G, downhill, combined men

Albertville is a town and commune in southeast France, in the Savoie département, in the French Alps. ... Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium in Albertville, France. ... The centre of Arc 1950 Les Arcs is a ski resort located in Savoie, France near the town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Méribel Méribel Méribel Méribel-Mottaret Méribel Méribel refers to three neighbouring villages in the Les Allues commune of the Savoie département of France, near the town of Moûtiers (45. ... Méribel Ice Palace is an indoor ice hockey arena in Méribel, France. ... La Plagne is a french ski area in the Alps (Savoie). ... A ski lift on the Grande Motte. ... Val dIsere ski resort A view of Val dIsere ski resort. ...

Medal count

(Host nation is highlighted, greatest number of medals in each category is in bold.)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany Germany 10 10 6 26
2 Unified Team¹ 9 6 8 23
3 Norway Norway 9 6 5 20
4 Austria Austria 6 7 8 21
5 United States United States 5 4 2 11
6 Italy Italy 4 6 4 14
7 France France 3 5 1 9
8 Finland 3 1 3 7
9 Canada 2 3 2 7
10 South Korea 2 1 1 4
Further information: 1992 Winter Olympics medal count

(¹ combined team with athletes from 6 nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States; team only appeared in these Winter Olympics) Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Olympic_Movement_(bordered). ... The Unified Team used the Olympic flag The Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville was a joint team consisting of six of the fifteen former Soviet republics, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... This is the full table of the medal count of the 1992 Winter Olympics. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ...


See also

See also: 1992 Winter Olympics The 1992 Winter Paralympics were the first winter Paralympics to be held concurrently with the Olympics. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ...

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