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Albertville
1992

DateFebruary 8 - February 23
CountryFrance
Athletes1801
Teams64
Events57
Albertville 1992
Albertville 1992 Official Film | One Light, one World 
Originals01:43:48
Summary of the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games
02:07
Summary of the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games
Time Machine: Kristi Yamaguchi Wins Gold at Albertville 1992
Originals37:41
Deborah Compagnoni: Golden determination
See how Bonnie Blair defended her Olympic 500m championship

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.

Albertville
1992

Featured Athletes

All AthletesVisit
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Russian FederationRussian Federation
1
G
4
B
NorwayNorway
3
G
1
S
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China
2
S
FinlandFinland
2
G
1
B

Replays from
Albertville 1992

All Replays

See how Alberto Tomba defended his giant slalom title

Albertville
1992

Discover the Games

The Brand

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

The Medals

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

The Mascot

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

The Torch

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