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Encyclopedia > 1994 Winter Olympics
XVII Olympic Winter Games

The emblem is a stylized aurora borealis (Northern lights)
and snow crystals. Below are the Olympic rings
and the title "Lillehammer '94".
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Host city Lillehammer, Norway
Nations participating 67
Athletes participating 1737 (1215 men, 522 women)
Events 61 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 12, 1994
Closing ceremony February 27, 1994
Officially opened by HM The King, Harald V
Athlete's Oath Vegard Ulvang
Judge's Oath Kari Karing
Olympic Torch HRH The Crown Prince, Haakon
Stadium Lysgårdsbakkene

The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. Other candidate cities were Anchorage, USA; Östersund/Åre, Sweden; and Sofia, Bulgaria. In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the summer and winter games would be arranged in alternating even-numbered years. Lillehammer won the right to host the event in September 1988 in Seoul before the opening ceremony of the 1988 Summer Olympics. The Lillehammer Games were held in 1994, the only time the Winter Games have been staged two years after the preceding games. 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. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Harald V, King of Norway, (born February 21, 1937), a title he assumed upon his fathers death on January 17, 1991. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Vegard Ulvang (born October 10, 1963) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. ... 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. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born Haakon Magnus on July 20, 1973 in Oslo). ... The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece sports arena of the Summer Olympic Games. ... LysgÃ¥rdsbakkene Stadion is a ski jump hill in Lillehammer, Norway. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 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. ... 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. ... Östersund Municipality  listen? is a municipality in the middle of Sweden where the city Östersund is the seat with a population of 43,536. ... Ã…re is a Municipality in Jämtland County, in North West Sweden. ... 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... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seoul (Sŏul[1] 서울)   is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ...


The Lillehammer Olympics are still considered to this day by sport specialists and Olympic officials as one of the greatest Winter Games ever, and it ranks among the greatest sporting events in history. [1]

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Highlights

  • A month before the games began, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly hired Shane Stant to club fellow female figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the knee. In the end Nancy Kerrigan went on to win the silver medal, behind Oksana Baiul of Ukraine. Tonya Harding finished 8th and was banned from competitive figure skating by the U.S. Figure Skating Association for life.
  • The day of the opening ceremonies, art thieves stole The Scream from the National Museum in Oslo.
  • For the first time, the Winter Olympics were not held in the same year as the Summer Games of the Olympiad.
  • The Olympic flame was brought into the stadium by ski jumper Stein Gruben. Former World Champion Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl was supposed to do this jump, but he got injured on one of the training jumps a few days before the opening ceremony.
  • Local hero Johann Olav Koss won three speed skating events, setting three world records.
  • After repeated Olympic frustration since 1988, American speed skater Dan Jansen finally won a gold medal, setting a world record in the men's 1000 m (1:12.43) in his last Winter Olympic race.
  • Vreni Schneider won a complete set of medals in alpine skiing and Manuela Di Centa medaled in all five cross-country skiing events. Myriam Bédard won both women's individual biathlon races.
  • Gustav Weder and Donat Acklin became the first repeat winners of the two-man bobsleigh. Pairs skaters Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov repeated their 1988 Winter Olympics victory.
  • A massive Norwegian crowd saw their relay team being beaten by the Italians in the final metres of the cross country skiing relay. The crowd fell silent, but only briefly.
  • Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, ice dancing champions ten years earlier, competed again following relaxation of amateurism rules. (They had turned professional in the 1980s.)
  • The logo of the Games was aurora and indeed some could be seen from Lillehammer during the Games.
  • The Olympics were broadcast in the USA by television network CBS
  • In his address at the closing ceremony, Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the IOC, named the Lillehammer games “the best winter games ever”, a characterization that has yet to be repeated concerning any winter games. In his address at the opening ceremony, Samaranch recalled Sarajevo and its 1984 Winter Olympic Games, at the time in the midst of Yugoslav war of 1991-1995, with an emotive message: "Our message is stronger than ever: Please stop the fighting. Stop the killing. Drop your guns." The composition of the Bosnia and Herzegovina four-man bob team was one Croatian, two Bosniaks and a Serbian, mirroring the ethnic diversity of the country.

Tonya Harding performs a triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... Jeff Gillooly is the ex-husband of former ice skating star Tonya Harding. ... Shane Minoaka Stant (born 15 April 1971) is a Hawaiian-Indian man who is best known for clubbing Nancy Kerrigan on the knee with a retractable metal baton on January 6, 1994, weeks before the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. ... Nancy Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969 in Stoneham, Massachusetts) is a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist and 1993 U.S. champion. ... In human anatomy, the knee is the lower extremity joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ... Oksana Baiul Oksana Baiul (Ukrainian: ), born November 16, 1977 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, is a professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An agonized figure wails against a blood red Oslofjord skyline in Edvard Munchs Scream (1893), National Gallery, Oslo. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl (born March 21, 1960) is a former ski jumper from Norway who represented Vikersund I.F.. In the large hill team event he has silver medals from the 1987 and 1989 World Championships as well as the 1988 Winter Olympics. ... Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. ... Short track speed skaters racing through a curve. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dan Jansen (born June 17, 1965 in West Allis, Wisconsin) is an American speedskater best known for winning a gold medal in his final Olympic race after suffering through years of heartbreak. ... Verena Vreni Schneider (born November 26, 1964 in Elm) is a former ski racer from Switzerland. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Manuela Di Centa (born January 31, 1963) is an Italian cross-country skier and former Olympic athlete. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Myriam Bédard (born December 22, 1969) is a Canadian biathlete (ret), winner of two Olympic gold medals. ... The name Biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Donat Acklin (born August 2, 1961 in Diepoldsau) is a retired Swiss bobsledder who won four Olympic medals. ... Donat Acklin (born 6 June 1965) is a Swiss bobsledder who won four Olympic medals. ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Gordeeva (born May 28, 1971) is an Olympic and world figure skating champion. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Grinkov (February 4, 1967 - November 20, 1995, Lake Placid, New York, United States) was an Olympic and World figure skating champion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jayne Torvill (born October 7, 1957, Nottingham, United Kingdom) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with her skating partner Christopher Dean and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. ... Christopher Colin Dean (born July 22, 1958 in Nottingham, Great Britain) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Amateur. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Aurora borealis Aurora borealis The aurora is a glow observed in the night sky, usually in the polar zone. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Juan Antonio Samaranch Juan Antonio Samaranch, Marquess de Samaranch (also known as Torello) (born July 17, 1920 in Barcelona) is a Spanish sports official and was president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Canton Sarajevo Canton Mayor Semiha Borovac Area    - City 142 km²  (54. ... (Redirected from 1984 Winter Olympic Games) The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in 1984 in Japan; and Falun/Göteborg, Sweden. ... The Yugoslav wars were a series of violent conflicts in the territory of the former Yugoslavia that took place between 1991-2001. ...

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Alpine Skiing results // Mens events Downhill Super G Giant Slalom Slalom Combined Womens events Downhill Super G Giant Slalom Slalom Combined Categories: | | ... The 1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon results The sport of biathlon combines the skills of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh results Mens events Four-Man Two-Man Categories: | | ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Cross-Country Skiing results // Mens events 10 km February 17, 1994 15 km pursuit 30km February 14, 1994 50km 4 x 10 km relay Womens events 5 km February 15, 1994 10 km pursuit 15 km 30 km February 24, 1994 4 x... The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure skating results // Ladies Oksana Baiul (  Ukraine) Nancy Kerrigan (  United States) Lu Chen (  China) Men Pairs Ice dancing Categories: | | ... 1994 Winter Olympic Games Freestyle Skiing results // Mens aerials Womens aerials Womens moguls Category: ... Ice hockey medalists at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. ... 1994 Winter Olympic Games Luge results MENS EVENTS WOMENS EVENT Category: ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results. ... 1994 Winter Olympic Games Short Track results // Mens 500m Mens 1,000m Mens 5,000m (4x1250m) Relay Womens 500m Womens 1000m Womens 3,000m (4x750m) Relay Category: ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Ski Jumping results // Mens events Large hill February 20, 1994 Normal hill February 25, 1994 Team large hill February 22, 1994 Categories: | ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating results // Mens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 5,000m 10,000m Womens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m Categories: | | ...

Venues

  • Hafjell - Women's Giant Slalom, Slalom & Combined, Men's Slalom & Giant Slalom & Combined
  • Kvitfjell - Men's Super G, Downhill, Women's Super G and Downhill
  • Birkebeineren Skistadion - Nordic combined, biathlon and cross country skiing
  • Lysgårdsbakkene - Ski jumping, the opening and the closing ceremonies
  • Fjellhallen - Ice hockey
  • Vikingskipet - Speed skating
  • Hamar OL-Amfi - Figure skating, short track
  • Håkons Hall - Ice hockey
  • Hunderfossen - Bobsleigh and Luge

Lysgårdsbakkene Stadion is a ski jump hill in Lillehammer, Norway. ... Fjellhallen is an indoor ice hockey arena in Gjøvik, Norway. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... Hamar OL-Amfi is an indoor ice hockey arena in Hamar, Norway. ... Haakons Hall is an arena in Lillehammer, Norway. ...

Medal count

(Host nation is highlighted.)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 11 8 4 23
2 Norway Norway 10 11 5 26
3 Germany Germany 9 7 8 24
4 Italy Italy 7 5 8 20
5 United States United States 6 5 2 13
6 South Korea 4 1 1 6
7 Canada 3 6 4 13
8 Switzerland Switzerland 3 4 2 9
9 Austria Austria 2 3 4 9
10 Sweden Sweden 2 1 0 3
Further information: 1994 Winter Olympics medal count

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Participating nations

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See also

See also: 1994 Winter Olympics Categories: 1994 in sports | Norway | Winter Paralympic Games ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

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