The Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics were the last Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. It was the third time France had hosted the Winter Olympics, and Jean-Claude Killy, the legendary triple gold medallist of the Grenoble 1968 Olympics, served as chairman of the organising committee. Only 18 of the 57 events were held in Albertville itself, while nearby resorts hosted the rest.
1,801 (1,313 men, 488 women) competitors from 64 nations participated in 6 sports and 57 events over a fortnight. Coque huawei Pas Cher Germany won the gold medal tally with 10, Unified Team (Soviet) 2nd with 9, Norway 3rd with 9, Austria 4th with 6, USA 5th with 5 gold medals. Samsung coque Political changes sweeping through central and eastern Europe had a great impact on the Games. Most athletes from the new republics of the former Soviet Union banded together and competed as the Unified Team to be runner up in the medal tally behind the new united team from Germany. coque huawei Five newly independent European countries (Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) debuted, as did six “warm-weather” countries. coque telephone samsung j3 Norwegians won every male cross-country skiing race, with Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang both collecting three gold. Annelise Coberger of New Zealand won the southern hemisphere’s first Winter Olympic medal—a silver in the women’s slalom. Freestyle skiing event of moguls and short-track speedskating made their debuts as medal disciplines, as did women’s biathlon. Speed skiing, curling, and freestyle skiing (aerial and ballet competitions) were the last official demonstration sports at the Olympic Winter Games. Interesting Points:
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