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1992 Albertville Winter Games

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Host City: Albertville, France (February 8, 1992 to February 23, 1992)
Opening Ceremony: February 8, 1992 (opened by President François Mitterand)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: François-Cyrille Grange
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Surya Bonaly (athlete) and Pierre Bomat (official)
Closing Ceremony: February 23, 1992
Events: 57 in 12 sports

Participants: 1,801 (1,312 men and 488 women) from 64 countries
Youngest Participant: HUN Krisztina Czakó (13 years, 64 days)
Oldest Participant: ISV Michael Juhlin (46 years, 125 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): EUN Yelena Välbe and EUN Lyubov Yegorova (5 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany (26 medals)

Overview

Jean-Claude Killy was co-president of the Organizing Committee of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games and was directly responsible for convincing the IOC to bring the Games to the Haute-Savoie. As an organizer, Killy was almost as successful as he had been as an Olympic skiier. The Games were awarded to Albertville but they were actually spread over several small towns and villages of the French Savoie in the French Alps. Problems with transportation between the villages were expected but they did not materialize and the Games were extremely well run. Because of the distance between events, there were several small Olympic Villages, instead of a single, central Village.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 10 10 6 26
2 Unified Team 9 6 8 23
3 Austria 6 7 8 21
4 Norway 9 6 5 20
5 Italy 4 6 4 14
6 United States 5 4 2 11
7 France 3 5 1 9
8 Finland 3 1 3 7
9 Canada 2 3 2 7
10 Japan 1 2 4 7
11 South Korea 2 1 1 4
12 Netherlands 1 1 2 4
13 Sweden 1 0 3 4
14 Switzerland 1 0 2 3
15 China 0 3 0 3
16 Czechoslovakia 0 0 3 3
17 Luxembourg 0 2 0 2
18 New Zealand 0 1 0 1
19 Spain 0 0 1 1
20 North Korea 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Lyubov Yegorova (EUN) 3 2 0 5
2 Yelena Välbe (EUN) 1 0 4 5
3 Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 3 1 0 4
4 Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 3 1 0 4
5 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann (GER) 2 1 0 3
6 Mark Kirchner (GER) 2 1 0 3
7 Toni Nieminen (FIN) 2 0 1 3
8 Antje Misersky-Harvey (GER) 1 2 0 3
9 Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 1 1 1 3
10 Martin Höllwarth (AUT) 0 3 0 3
11 Giorgio Vanzetta (ITA) 0 1 2 3
12 Bonnie Blair (USA) 2 0 0 2
13 Petra Kronberger (AUT) 2 0 0 2
14 Kim Gi-Hun (KOR) 2 0 0 2
15 Marjut Rolig-Lukkarinen (FIN) 1 1 0 2
16 Cathy Turner (USA) 1 1 0 2
17 Ricco Groß (GER) 1 1 0 2
18 Johann Olav Koss (NOR) 1 1 0 2
19 Alberto Tomba (ITA) 1 1 0 2
20 Ernst Vettori (AUT) 1 1 0 2
21 Anfisa Reztsova (EUN) 1 0 1 2
22 Donat Acklin (SUI) 1 0 1 2
23 Geir Karlstad (NOR) 1 0 1 2
24 Terje Langli (NOR) 1 0 1 2
25 Lee Jun-Ho (KOR) 1 0 1 2
26 Gustav Weder (SUI) 1 0 1 2
27 Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 1 0 1 2
28 Heike Warnicke (GER) 0 2 0 2
29 Anita Wachter (AUT) 0 2 0 2
30 Ye Qiaobo (CHN) 0 2 0 2
31 Marco Albarello (ITA) 0 2 0 2
32 Frédéric Blackburn (CAN) 0 2 0 2
33 Marc Girardelli (LUX) 0 2 0 2
34 Heinz Kuttin (AUT) 0 1 1 2
35 Yelena Belova (EUN) 0 0 2 2
36 Mikael Löfgren (SWE) 0 0 2 2
37 Klaus Sulzenbacher (AUT) 0 0 2 2
38 Leo Visser (NED) 0 0 2 2

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