1992 Winter Olympics

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The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France.wikipedia
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Winter Olympic Games

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They were the last Winter Olympics to be held the same year as the Summer Olympics, and the first where the Winter Paralympics were held at the same site.
Until 1992, the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year, and in accordance with the 1986 decision by the IOC to place the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years, the next Winter Olympic Games after 1992 were held in 1994.

Albertville

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The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France.
The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Winter Paralympic Games

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They were the last Winter Olympics to be held the same year as the Summer Olympics, and the first where the Winter Paralympics were held at the same site.
The 1992 Winter Paralympics were the first Winter Games to use the same facilities as the Winter Olympics.

Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Sixty-four nations with 1,801 athletes participated in the games, including the Unified Team which represented non-Baltic former Soviet republics.
The Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville was a joint team consisting of six of the fifteen former Soviet republics: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Armenia that made a decision to collaborate and created a united team.

1924 Winter Olympics

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The games were the third Winter Olympics held in France, after Chamonix in 1924 and Grenoble in 1968, and the fifth Olympics overall in the country.
The tradition of holding the Winter Olympics in the same year as the Summer Olympics would continue until 1992, after which the current practice of holding a Winter Olympics in the second year after each Summer Olympics began.

Germany at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Germany participated as a unified team following reunification in 1990, while five newly independent European countries debuted, as did six "warm-weather" countries.
Germany competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Short track speed skating, moguls and women's biathlon made their debut as an Olympic sport.
Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics consisted of six biathlon events.

Curling at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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The games were the last Winter Games until 2014 to have demonstration sports, consisting of curling, aerials, ski ballet and speed skiing.
Curling was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Norway at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Norwegians won every male cross-country skiing race, with Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang both collecting three gold.
Norway competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Cross-country skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Norwegians won every male cross-country skiing race, with Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang both collecting three gold.
The 1992 Winter Olympic games cross-country skiing results.

Bjørn Dæhlie

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Norwegians won every male cross-country skiing race, with Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang both collecting three gold.
In Albertville Dæhlie won his first Olympic medals.

Short track speed skating

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Short track speed skating, moguls and women's biathlon made their debut as an Olympic sport.
There were only four short track events in the 1992 Winter Games, but the programme was expanded to include six events in 1994 and 1998, and finally eight events in the 2002 Winter Games.

Falun

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Albertville was selected as host in 1986, beating Sofia, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden.
Again, Falun applied for the 1992 Winter Olympics but lost out to Albertville, France, in 1986.

Toni Nieminen

Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male gold medalist of a Winter Olympic event.
He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers from Finland, having won the World Cup in 1991, the Four Hills Tournament in 1992, and three medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres

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Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom, while Bonnie Blair won both the 500 m and 1000 m speed skating events and Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races. Ye Qiaobo of China won the country's first medal in the Winter Olympics, a silver in women's 500 metres speed skating.
The women's 500 metres in speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics took place on 10 February, at the L'anneau de vitesse.

Ski jumping at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male gold medalist of a Winter Olympic event.
Ski jumping at the 1992 Winter Olympics consisted of three events held from 9 February to 16 February, taking place at Tremplin du Praz.

Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics – Women's 1000 metres

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Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom, while Bonnie Blair won both the 500 m and 1000 m speed skating events and Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races.
The women's 1000 metres in speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics took place on 14 February, at the L'anneau de vitesse.

Short track speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Kim Kihoon earned gold medals in both men's short track events.
Short track speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics was held from 18 to 22 February.

China at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Ye Qiaobo of China won the country's first medal in the Winter Olympics, a silver in women's 500 metres speed skating.
China competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Courchevel

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Only some of the skating and the opening and closing ceremonies took place in Albertville, while the rest of the events took place in the villages of Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Les Saisies, Méribel, Pralognan-la-Vanoise, Tignes and Val d'Isère.
The Courchevel valley also includes the town of La Tania, built as competitors accommodation for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Tignes

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Only some of the skating and the opening and closing ceremonies took place in Albertville, while the rest of the events took place in the villages of Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Les Saisies, Méribel, Pralognan-la-Vanoise, Tignes and Val d'Isère.
Tignes was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics, co-host city for the 1992 Winter Paralympics and host of the Winter X Games.

Freestyle skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Short track speed skating, moguls and women's biathlon made their debut as an Olympic sport. The games were the last Winter Games until 2014 to have demonstration sports, consisting of curling, aerials, ski ballet and speed skiing.
Freestyle skiing was an official sport discipline for the first time at the 1992 Winter Olympics, with medals awarded in the moguls event.

Berchtesgaden

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Albertville was selected as host in 1986, beating Sofia, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden.
In 1986, Berchtesgaden was a first round candidate city to host the XVI Olympic Winter Games to be held in 1992.

Speed skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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The games were the last Winter Games until 2014 to have demonstration sports, consisting of curling, aerials, ski ballet and speed skiing.
Speed skiing was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

New Zealand at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Annelise Coberger of New Zealand won the southern hemisphere's first Winter Olympic medal—a silver in the women's slalom.
New Zealand competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.