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1992 Winter Olympic Highlights Video (CBS/Fox) [1992 | VHS | 60FPS]
1992 Winter Olympic Highlights Video (CBS/Fox) [1992 | VHS | 60FPS]
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Analog Notations
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's Figure Skating - Original Program
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Olympic Hockey USA vs Sweden
1992 Olympic Hockey USA vs Sweden
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Virgil Moody
1992 Winter Olympics - Women
1992 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Demonstration Event - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Demonstration Event - Men's Speed Skiing
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: westnyacktwins
Midori Ito
Midori Ito's Courageous Comeback Wins Silver - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Published: 2012/11/22
Channel: Olympic
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's Figure Skating - Free Skate
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's Downhill
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating Exhibition
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating Exhibition
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Ice Hockey Final - Canada v Unified Team
1992 Winter Olympics - Ice Hockey Final - Canada v Unified Team
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: westnyacktwins
Kristi Yamaguchi (USA) - 1992 Albertville, Ladies
Kristi Yamaguchi (USA) - 1992 Albertville, Ladies' Free Skate
Published: 2009/11/29
Channel: 3Axel1996
1992 Winter Olympics - Women
1992 Winter Olympics - Women's 500 Meter Short Track Speed Skating
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Women
1992 Winter Olympics - Women's 5000 Meter Speed Skating TNT
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating - Pairs Original Program
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating - Pairs Original Program
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympic Hockey shootout
1992 Winter Olympic Hockey shootout
Published: 2010/11/16
Channel: thatwhatwas2
Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics Highlights
Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics Highlights
Published: 2015/10/14
Channel: TJS Sports
The First Moguls Champion - Edgar Grospiron - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
The First Moguls Champion - Edgar Grospiron - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: Olympic
1992 Winter Olympics - Ladies Figure Skating - Original Program
1992 Winter Olympics - Ladies Figure Skating - Original Program
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Ice Hockey semifinal - United States v Unified Team
1992 Winter Olympics - Ice Hockey semifinal - United States v Unified Team
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: westnyacktwins
Viktor Petrenko Wins Historic Figure Skating Gold - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Viktor Petrenko Wins Historic Figure Skating Gold - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Olympic
1992 Albertville Winter Olympics on CBS Promo from Super Bowl XXVI
1992 Albertville Winter Olympics on CBS Promo from Super Bowl XXVI
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: TapeDelaySports
1992 Winter Olympics - Women
1992 Winter Olympics - Women's 7.5K Biathlon
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles Luge - Runs 3 & 4
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Olympics Opening Ceremony Albertville Part 9
1992 Olympics Opening Ceremony Albertville Part 9
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: Jimm Magnet
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating Preview
1992 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating Preview
Published: 2014/03/15
Channel: Hyacinth B.
1992 Winter Olympics - Women
1992 Winter Olympics - Women's Alpine Combined
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Four-man Bobsled
1992 Winter Olympics - Four-man Bobsled
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics (Albertville, France) - Long Track Speedskating Men
1992 Winter Olympics (Albertville, France) - Long Track Speedskating Men's 1000
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: Ryan Shimabukuro
1992 Winter Olympic - Women
1992 Winter Olympic - Women's 1500 Meter Speed Skating
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Normal Hill Ski Jump
1992 Winter Olympics - Normal Hill Ski Jump
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: westnyacktwins
Short Track Men
Short Track Men's 5000m relay - 1992 Winter Olympics, Albertville
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Ryan Shimabukuro
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's 15K Cross Country Pursuit
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: westnyacktwins
Georg Hackl
Georg Hackl's First Olympic Gold - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Olympic
1992 Winter Olympics - Individual Nordic Combined
1992 Winter Olympics - Individual Nordic Combined
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Olympics - Short Track Ladies 500 final - Albertville, France
1992 Olympics - Short Track Ladies 500 final - Albertville, France
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Ryan Shimabukuro
Albertville 1992 Opening Ceremony || La Marseillaise
Albertville 1992 Opening Ceremony || La Marseillaise
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: Ikarus361
T. Nieminen Wins Ski Jumping Gold - K120 Individual (90M) | Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
T. Nieminen Wins Ski Jumping Gold - K120 Individual (90M) | Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics
Published: 2010/02/09
Channel: Olympic
Freestyle Skiing - Men
Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls - Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games
Published: 2010/02/09
Channel: Olympic
1992 Winter Olympics - Pairs Figure Skating - Free Program
1992 Winter Olympics - Pairs Figure Skating - Free Program
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: westnyacktwins
Short Track Speedskating 1992 Winter Olympics - Men
Short Track Speedskating 1992 Winter Olympics - Men's 1000 Semi's & Final
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Ryan Shimabukuro
1992 Winter Olympics - Ladies Figure Skating - Free Program
1992 Winter Olympics - Ladies Figure Skating - Free Program
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: westnyacktwins
BBC Winter Olympics 1992 opening titles
BBC Winter Olympics 1992 opening titles
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: whyayetv
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's 1000 Meter Short Track Speed Skating
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: westnyacktwins
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's 4x10K Cross Country Relay
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: westnyacktwins
1991 CBS Sports Promo (1992 Winter Olympics -- Version 2)
1991 CBS Sports Promo (1992 Winter Olympics -- Version 2)
Published: 2015/12/22
Channel: HRTVFan2
Where Was The 1992 Winter Olympics?
Where Was The 1992 Winter Olympics?
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: Bet 2 Bet
CBS Winter Olympics Theme Music (1992-1998)
CBS Winter Olympics Theme Music (1992-1998)
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: TapeDelaySports
1992 Winter Olympics - Men
1992 Winter Olympics - Men's Moguls
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: westnyacktwins
Midori Ito (JPN) - 1992 Albertville, Ladies
Midori Ito (JPN) - 1992 Albertville, Ladies' Original Program
Published: 2009/11/29
Channel: 3Axel1996
1992 Winter Olympic Games on CBS
1992 Winter Olympic Games on CBS
Published: 2011/09/06
Channel: dadsoldtapes
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XVI Olympic Winter Games
1992 Winter Olympics logo.svg
The emblem is the flag of Savoy region
in the shape of the Olympic flame,
dancing above stripes representing
the flag of France.
Host city Albertville, France
Motto At the Peak of Performance (French: A la Pointe de la Performance)
Nations participating 64
Athletes participating 1801 (1313 men, 488 women)[1]
Events 57 in 6 sports (12 disciplines)
Opening ceremony 8 February
Closing ceremony 23 February
Officially opened by President François Mitterrand
Athlete's Oath Surya Bonaly
Judge's Oath Pierre Bornat
Olympic Torch Michel Platini and
François-Cyrille Grange
Stadium Théâtre des Cérémonies
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1992 Winter Olympics

The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France. They were the last Winter Olympics to be held the same year as the Summer Olympics,[2] and the first where the Winter Paralympics were held at the same site. Albertville was selected as host in 1986, beating Sofia, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden. The games were the third Winter Olympics held in France, after Chamonix in 1924 and Grenoble in 1968, and the fifth Olympics overall in the country.

Only some of the skating and the opening and closing ceremonies took place in Albertville, while the rest of the events took place in the villages of Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Les Saisies, Méribel, Pralognan-la-Vanoise, Tignes and Val d'Isère. Sixty-four nations with 1,801 athletes participated in the games, including the Unified Team which represented non-Baltic former Soviet republics. Germany participated as a unified team, while five newly independent European countries debuted, as did six "warm-weather" countries. Short track speed skating, moguls and women's biathlon made their debut as an Olympic sport. The games were the last Winter Games until 2014 to have demonstration sports, consisting of curling, aerials, ski ballet and speed skiing. It was the last Olympics to have an outdoor speed skating rink. The games were succeeded by the 1992 Winter Paralympics from 25 March to 1 April.

Norwegians won every male cross-country skiing race, with Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang both collecting three gold. Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male gold medalist of a Winter Olympic event. Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom, while Bonnie Blair won both the 500 m and 1000 m speed skating events and Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races. Kim Kihoon earned gold medals in both men's short track events. Annelise Coberger of New Zealand won the southern hemisphere's first Winter Olympic medal—a silver in the women's slalom. Nicolas Bochatay was killed during a training session. Germany won the most medals and the most gold.

Host city selection[edit]

Mexican sculptor Abel Ramírez Águilar working on his gold medal piece in snow sculpture competition related to the Games

The vote to select the host city of the 1992 Winter Olympics was conducted on 17 October 1986, in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 91st IOC Session. A record of seven different locales bid for these Games.[3]

1992 Winter Olympics bidding results[4]
City Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Run-off Round 5
Albertville  France 19 26 29 42 51
Sofia  Bulgaria 25 25 28 24 25
Falun  Sweden 10 11 11 11 41 9
Lillehammer  Norway 10 11 9 11 40
Cortina d'Ampezzo  Italy 7 6 7
Anchorage  United States 7 5
Berchtesgaden  West Germany 6

Legacy[edit]

The 1992 Olympic Winter Games marked the last time both the Winter and Summer games were held in the same year. The 1992 Olympics also marks the last time France hosted the Olympics. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Cost and cost overrun[edit]

The Oxford Olympics Study established the outturn cost of the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics at USD 2.0 billion in 2015-dollars and cost overrun at 137% in real terms.[5] This includes sports-related costs only, that is, (i) operational costs incurred by the organizing committee for the purpose of staging the Games, e.g., expenditures for technology, transportation, workforce, administration, security, catering, ceremonies, and medical services, and (ii) direct capital costs incurred by the host city and country or private investors to build, e.g., the competition venues, the Olympic village, international broadcast center, and media and press center, which are required to host the Games. Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games. The cost and cost overrun for Albertville 1992 compares with costs of USD 2.5 billion and a cost overrun of 13% for Vancouver 2010, and costs of USD 51 billion and a cost overrun of 289% for Sochi 2014[6], the latter being the most costly Olympics to date. Average cost for Winter Games since 1960 is USD 3.1 billion, average cost overrun is 142%.

Mascot[edit]

Magique (Magic) is the Olympic mascot of these Olympics and is a little imp in the shape of a star and a cube. It is created by Philippe Mairesse and was presented in 1989. His star shape symbolizes dreams and imagination. His colors come from the French flag, with a red hat and a blue costume.

Notable events[edit]

  • Freestyle skiing event of moguls and short-track speedskating made their debuts as medal disciplines, as did women's biathlon.
  • Norwegian skiers won every male cross-country skiing race. Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang each won three gold medals.
  • Speedskater Bonnie Blair won both the 500 and 1,000 m events; Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races.
  • Ski jumper Toni Nieminen, 16, became the youngest male gold medalist of a Winter Olympic event.
  • Italian alpine skier Alberto Tomba won the Giant Slalom for the second time in a row.
  • Austrian alpine skier Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom.
  • Kim Kihoon earned gold medals in both men's short-track events.
  • Annelise Coberger of New Zealand wins the southern hemisphere's first Winter Olympic medal—a silver in the women's slalom.
  • Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States and Midori Ito of Japan became the first persons of Asian descent to win Olympic medals in figure skating.
  • Midori Ito becomes the first woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.
  • The Swiss speed skier Nicolas Bochatay died on the morning of the speed skiing finals, when he collided with a snow grooming vehicle while skiing on a public slope outside the racing area.

Sports[edit]

There were 57 events contested in 6 sports (12 disciplines). See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Demonstration sports[edit]

This was the final time demonstration sports were included in the Winter Olympics programme.

  • Curling – Competed for the first time since 1924. It became a regular discipline in 1998.
  • Freestyle skiing – While moguls skiing was an official discipline, aerials and ski ballet were still considered as demonstration events.
  • Speed skiing – A death occurred during a training session. The sport has not been included in the Winter Olympics program.

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 64 nations sent athletes to compete in these Games. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, six states formed a Unified Team, while the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had their own teams. Croatia and Slovenia, who were making their first appearance at the Winter Olympics, competed as independent nations after leaving Yugoslavia. The UN sanctions against Yugoslavia that saw them miss the 1992 Summer Olympics had yet to come into effect. The German team won most medals in the games, with a total of 10 gold medals, 10 silver and 6 bronze. It was the first time since the 1936 Winter Olympics that Germany competed with a unified team after the reunification.

Making their debuts were Algeria, Bermuda, Brazil, Honduras, Ireland and Swaziland (as well as the previously mentioned Croatia and Slovenia). It would also be the only appearance for both Honduras and Swaziland in Winter Olympics to date.

Participating National Olympic Committees

Venues[edit]

The 1992 Games are (as of today) the last ones where the speed skating venue was outdoors.

Medal table[edit]

(Host nation is highlighted.)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 10 10 6 26
2  Unified Team¹ 9 6 8 23
3  Norway 9 6 5 20
4  Austria 6 7 8 21
5  United States 5 4 2 11
6  Italy 4 6 4 14
7  France (host) 3 5 1 9
8  Finland 3 1 3 7
9  Canada 2 3 2 7
10  South Korea 2 1 1 4

(¹ combined team with athletes from 6 nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States; team only appeared in these Winter Olympics)

Broadcasting Rights[edit]

 Australia Ten Australia

 Canada CTV

 China CCTV

 France télévision française 1

 United Kingdom BBC, ITV

 United States CBS Sports[7][8][9] Turner Sports[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Olympic Winter Games Factsheet" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Albertville 1992". www.olympic.org. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ IOC Vote History
  4. ^ "Past Olympic host city election results". GamesBids. Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Flyvbjerg, Bent; Stewart, Allison; Budzier, Alexander (2016). The Oxford Olympics Study 2016: Cost and Cost Overrun at the Games. Oxford: Saïd Business School Working Papers (Oxford: University of Oxford). pp. 9–13. SSRN 2804554Freely accessible. 
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014: the costliest Olympics yet but where has all the money gone?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  7. ^ Stewart, Larry (9 February 1992). "The Olympic Winter Games at Albertville: With CBS in Charge, McKay Will Be Among the Missing". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ Carter, Bill (3 February 1992). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Albertville 92; CBS Gambling Heavily On Success of Olympics". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ Sandomir, Richard (2 February 1992). "ALBERTVILLE '92; CBS Winter Vacation Ends After 32 Years". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Calgary
Winter Olympics
Albertville

XVI Olympic Winter Games (1992)
Succeeded by
Lillehammer

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