Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): Olympic Ice Hall, Albertville
Date Started: February 9, 1992
Date Finished: February 11, 1992
Format: The pairs were ranked on Ordinal Placement for each section of the competition, based on judges' points, with final placement for each section determined by Majority Placements. The tiebreaker for the Original Program was the Required Elements score, while the tiebreaker for the Free Skating was the Technical Merit score. Thus, if a pair was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall for that section. Ties were broken by a Subsequent Majority rule. The tiebreakers were then, in order, 1) Number of Majority Placements, 2) Total Ordinals of Majority, 3) Total Ordinals. Final placement was determined by factored placements. The placement for the Original Program was factored by 0.5 (33.3%), and the placement for Free Skating was factored by 1.0 (66.7%). The sums of the factored placements were then used to determine final placement, with the Free Skating being the tiebreaker.
The best pair in the world was the 1988 gold medalists, [Kati Gordeyeva] and [Sergey Grinkov]. They were World Champions in 1989-90 and European Champions in 1990. But they turned professional after the break-up of the Soviet Union, and were not eligible to compete in Albertville. The Soviets still ruled the event, now led by [Nataliya Mishkutyonok] and [Artur Dmitriyev], who won the World Championships in 1991 and the Europeans in 1991-92. The Canadian pair of [Isabelle Brasseur] and [Lloyd Eisler] was also highly considered, having won silver at the last two Worlds. In the end Mishkutyonok and Dimitriyev won the gold medal easily, winning both the short program and free skating, with their teammates, [Yelena Bechke] and [Denis Petrov], taking the silver. Brasseur and Eisler placed third, done in by some problems in the free skate.