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Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992

Albertville 1992

DateFebruary 8 - February 23
CountryFrance
Athletes1801
Teams64
Events57
Albertville 1992

About the Games

End of the Line

The 1992 Albertville Olympic Games were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. Only 18 of the 57 events were held in Albertville itself, while nearby resorts hosted the rest.


Hello and Goodbye

Freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and women’s biathlon debuted as official disciplines. Croatia and Slovenia participated for the first time as independent nations. Meanwhile, speed skiing, curling and freestyle skiing (aerial and ballet competitions) were the last official demonstration sports at the Olympic Winter Games.


Norway Dominates Cross Country

In cross-country skiing, Norwegians Björn Daehlie and Vegard Ulvang each won three gold medals. This made it a clean sweep for Norway.


Memorable Champions

American speed skater Bonnie Blair won the 500m and 1000m events, while Gunda Niemann of Germany took both of the longest races. Alpine skier Petra Kronberger of Austria won both the combined event and the slalom. Ki-hoon Kim of South Korea earned gold medals in both short track events. Toni Nieminen of Finland won the men’s ski jump title to become, at 16, the youngest male winner of a winter event.

All Medals

Medal Table

See the list of teams and medals won by each.

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Replays from
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Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

Brand

Brand

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.

Torch

Torch