In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the Summer and Winter Games would be held in different years, increasing the profile of each event and the Olympic Movement in general. coque iphone pas cher As a result, two years after the 1992 Winter Games, the Winter Olympics again took place, this time in Lillehammer, Norway, with a record number of nations participating.
1,737 (1,215 men, 522 women) competitors from 67 nations participated in 6 sports and 61 events over a fortnight. coque samsung s7 edge Russian Federation won the gold medal tally with 11, Norway 2nd with 10, Germany 3rd with 9, Italy 4th with 7, USA 5th with 6 gold medals. Although the host nation trailed on the medal table, Norway’s tally of 26 medals overall was the best of any nation. Norway’s brightest star was speed skater Johan Olav Koss who won three gold medals, setting a new world record with each of his wins – the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m; in the 10,000m, he gave one of the greatest individual performances in Games history to win by a staggering 18.70 seconds. Manuela Di Centa of Italy earned medals in all five cross-country events. coque huawei The women’s biathlon was dominated by Myriam Bédard of Canada, who won both individual races. American Bonnie Blair made history by becoming the first woman to win three consecutive speed-skating titles in the 500m and to win a second 500m/1000m double. Sweden beat Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout in the ice hockey final. Fourteen countries made their debut in the Winter Olympics, of which nine were former Soviet republics. The Games also saw the introduction of stricter qualifying rules, reducing the number of under-performing participants from warm-weather countries. New events were two new distances in short track speed skating and aerials, while speed skating was moved indoors. coque pas cher samsung Nearly two million people spectated the games, which were the first to have the Olympic truce in effect to permit those attending the Games unhindered travel through conflict zones. Interesting Points:
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