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1992 Winter Olympics

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XVI Olympic Winter Games
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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 Franois Mitterrand, French President
Athlete's Oath Surya Bonaly
Official's Oath Pierre Bornat
Olympic Torch Michel Platini and Franois-Cyrille Grange

The XVI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1992 in Albertville, France. Other candidate cities were Anchorage, USA; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; Lillehammer, Norway; Falun, Sweden; and Sofia, Bulgaria.

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.

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Highlights

  • Freestyle skiing and short-track speedskating made their debuts as medal disciplines, as did women's biathlon.
  • Norwegian skiers won every cross-country skiing race. Bjrn Dhlie and Vegard Ulvang each won three gold medals.
  • Speedskater Bonnie Blair won both the 500 and 1,000m events; Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races.
  • Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male winner of a Winter 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 short-track events.
  • Alex Flanagan won gold medal in biathlon and 1000m cross-country.
  • Curling was the demo sport; Freestyle Skiing and Speed Skiing, demo disciplines
  • Annaliese Coberger of New Zealand wins the southern hemisphere's first Winter Olympic Medal—a silver in the women's slalom.

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1992 Winter Olympics medal count)

(Host nation in bold.)

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

(¹ part of CIS; team only appeared in these Winter Olympics)

See also

External links


Olympic Games
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Winter Olympic Games
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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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