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Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics

The Town of Albertville: Albertville is a town in the southeast France .

The town lies in the Savoy District in the French Alps . Albertville is located on the Arly River , near the confluence of Isere River . The town is a frequently visited winter sports venue. Albertville is known for its beautiful landscape.

The Sixteenth Winter Olympics: The 1992 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X VI Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Albertville in France.

Venue: 1992 Winter Summer Games were held at Théâtre des Cérémonies in Albertville, France . Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium. The stadium was built only to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the sixteenth Winter Summer Games.

Participants: 1801 participants from 64 countries competed in the 1992 Winter Summer Games . The countries winning medals were Austria, Canada, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Korea, Norway, United States and Unified Team.

Events: There were 57 events in 7 sports in the sixteenth Winter Summer Games in 1992. The sports included were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping short track speed skating and speed skating.

Medal Count: Germany won the highest number of medals with 26 medals in total ( 10 gold, 10 silver, 6 bronze medals) . France, the host country won 9 medals in total (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Albertville, France Winter Summer Games, 1992: The sixteenth Winter Summer Games were held from 8 th February to 23 rd February in Albertville in France. The games were officially opened by French President Francois Mitterrand. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Surya Bonaly. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Pierre Bornat . Michel Platini and Francois-Cyrille Grange lit the Olympic Flame in the stadium .

  1992 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Germany 1010626
2 Unified Team 96823
3 Norway 96520
4 Austria 67821
5 United States 54211
6 Italy 46414
7 France 3519
8 Finland 3137
9 Canada 2327
10 South Korea 2114
11 Japan 1247
12 Netherlands 1124
13 Sweden 1034
14 Switzerland 1023
15 China 0303
16 Luxembourg 0202
17 New Zealand 0101
18 Czechoslovakia 0033
19 North Korea 0011
20 Spain 0011

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