1994 Winter Olympics

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The 1994 Winter Olympics (Olympiske vinterleker 1994), officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway.wikipedia
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The 1994 Winter Olympics (Olympiske vinterleker 1994), officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway.
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.

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The 1994 Winter Olympics (Olympiske vinterleker 1994), officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway.
Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.

Ice hockey at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Although many events took place in Lillehammer, skating took place in Hamar, some ice hockey matches were placed in Gjøvik, while Alpine skiing was held in Øyer and Ringebu. Sweden beat Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout in the ice hockey final.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, was the 18th Olympic Championship.

Alpine skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Although many events took place in Lillehammer, skating took place in Hamar, some ice hockey matches were placed in Gjøvik, while Alpine skiing was held in Øyer and Ringebu.
Alpine Skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics consisted of ten alpine skiing events, held north of the host city of Lillehammer, Norway.

Italy at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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A crowd of over 100,000 saw Italy beat Norway by 0.4 seconds on the men's 4 × 10 km relay.
Italy competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Norway at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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A crowd of over 100,000 saw Italy beat Norway by 0.4 seconds on the men's 4 × 10 km relay.
Norway was the host nation for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

Cross-country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Manuela Di Centa and Lyubov Yegorova dominated women's cross-country skiing, taking five and four medals, respectively.
The 1994 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results.

Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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New events were two new distances in short track speed skating and aerials, while speed skating was moved indoors.
Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics was held from 22 to 26 February.

Cross-country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

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A crowd of over 100,000 saw Italy beat Norway by 0.4 seconds on the men's 4 × 10 km relay.
The men's 4 × 10 km relay, a part of the cross-country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics, took place on 22 February at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium in Lillehammer, Norway.

Tonya Harding

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Nancy Kerrigan had, before the games, been clubbed by Tonya Harding's associate, Shane Stant, but managed to take silver in ladies' singles.
Both women then competed in the February 1994 Winter Olympics, where Kerrigan won the silver medal and Harding finished eighth.

Canada at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Sweden beat Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout in the ice hockey final.
Canada competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Sweden at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Sweden beat Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout in the ice hockey final.
Sweden competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Russia at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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With 11 gold medals, Russia won the most events, while with 26, Norway collected the most medals overall.
Russia competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Johann Olav Koss

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Johann Olav Koss won three speed skating events, while 13-year-old Kim Yoon-Mi became the youngest-ever Olympic gold medalist.
He won four Olympic gold medals, including three at the 1994 Winter Olympics in his home country.

Lyubov Yegorova (cross-country skier)

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Manuela Di Centa and Lyubov Yegorova dominated women's cross-country skiing, taking five and four medals, respectively.
She was the most successful athlete at both the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics.

Manuela Di Centa

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Manuela Di Centa and Lyubov Yegorova dominated women's cross-country skiing, taking five and four medals, respectively.
Di Centa seemed confined to the role of the eternal second, but this changed abruptly at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where she medaled in all five cross-country events: two gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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New events were two new distances in short track speed skating and aerials, while speed skating was moved indoors.
Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics, was held from 13 to 25 February.

Vreni Schneider

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Vreni Schneider won a complete set of medals in Alpine skiing, while Norway took a medal sweep in the men's combined.
She also won five medals at the Winter Olympics including 3 golds (Slalom and Giant Slalom at Calgary in 1988 and Slalom at Lillehammer in 1994), and six medals at the World Championships including 3 more golds (Giant Slalom at Crans-Montana in 1987 and Vail in 1989; Slalom at Saalbach in 1991).

The Smile Machine

As part of its promotional activities, the Organizing Committee illegally used the art work The Smile Machine leading to an international incident between its creator and the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC.
The idea was later used without the artist's authorization for an advertising campaign during the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994.

Vegard Ulvang

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The Olympic oaths were issued by Vegard Ulvang for the athletes and Kari Kåring for the officials.
At the opening ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, he took the ceremonial Olympic Oath on part of all the athletes.

Lysgårdsbakken

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The opening ceremony was held at the ski jumping hill Lysgårdsbakken.
It opened in 1993 for the 1994 Winter Olympics, where it hosted the ski jumping and Nordic combined events, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Freestyle skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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New events were two new distances in short track speed skating and aerials, while speed skating was moved indoors.
The freestyle skiing competition of the 1994 Winter Olympics was held at Kanthaugen Freestyle Arena.

Nancy Kerrigan

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Nancy Kerrigan had, before the games, been clubbed by Tonya Harding's associate, Shane Stant, but managed to take silver in ladies' singles.
The conspirators' goal was to prevent Kerrigan from competing in both the National Championships and the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics.

Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Men's sprint

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In the 10 km sprint, Russia's Sergei Tchepikov won ahead of Ricco Groß, both with a clean sheet.
The men's 10 kilometre sprint biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics was held on 23 February, at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium.

Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Men's individual

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Bronze winner Sergei Tarasov won the 20 km individual ahead of Germany's Frank Luck and Sven Fischer.
The men's 20 kilometre individual biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics was held on 20 February, at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium.