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1992 Winter Olympics

See also: 1992 Winter Paralympics[?]
The Games of the XVI Winter Olympiad 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.

Games of the XVI Winter Olympiad
Nations participating64
Athletes participating1,801 (488 women, 1,313 men)
Events57 in 7 sports
Opening ceremoniesFebruary 8, 1992
Closing ceremoniesFebruary 23, 1992
Officially opened byPresident of the French Republic Franšois Mitterrand
Athlete's OathSurya Bonaly[?]
Judge's Oath:Pierre Bornat[?]
Olympic TorchMichel Platini, Franšois-Cyrille Grange[?]

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Highlights

  • The last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games.
  • 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. Bj÷rn Daehlie[?] 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.
  • 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 Ki-hoon[?] earned gold medals in both short-track events.

Medals Awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Germany1010626
2Unified Team former Soviet Union96823
3Norway96520
4Austria67821
5United States of America54211
6Italy46414
7France3519
8Finland3137
9Canada2327
10Korea2114
11Japan1247
12Netherlands1124
13Sweden1034
14Switzerland1023
15People's Republic of China0303
16Luxembourg0202
17New Zealand0101
18Czechoslovakia0033
19Democratic People's Republic of Korea0011
20Spain0011

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