1992 Winter Olympics


1992 Winter Olympics

Olympics infobox|1992|Winter
Name = XVI Olympic Winter Games

Size = 150
Optional caption = The emblem is the Olympic flame
in the colors of the Savoie region.
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 = President François Mitterrand
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 a winter multi-sport event which was staged 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. [citeweb|url=http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1992|title=Albertville 1992|publisher=www.olympic.org|accessdate=2008-09-12] They were also the first Games where the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held at the same site. The opening ceremony was choregraphed by Philippe Découflé and was a show in itself. The information below comes from [http://www.aldaver.com/votes.html the International Olympic Committee Vote History] web page.

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

Medal count

("Host nation is highlighted.")

(¹ combined team with athletes from 6 nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States; team only appeared in these Winter Olympics)

See also

*1992 Winter Paralympics
*Olympic Games
*Winter Olympic Games
*International Olympic Committee

References

External links

* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1992 IOC Site on 1992 Winter Olympics]
* [http://www.aafla.org/OlympicInformationCenter/OlympicReview/1992/ore294/ORE294o.pdf "Olympic Review" - Official Results]
* [http://collectionolympique.free.fr/siteanglais/colang.html Pins collection on Albertville 1992 Olympic Winter Games]
* [http://www.marcolympics.org/jeux/1992/winter/index.php The program of the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics]


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