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Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics

The Town of Lillehammer: Lillehammer , the gateway to Gudbrandsdalen , is a town in the County of Oppland in Norway . The town is located to the south of Oyer in the municipality of Oppland .

Maihuagen, Garmo stave church, the art museum "Flygelet", the PS skiblander, the ski jump at Lysgardsbakkene, sjusjoen, the rock carvings at Drotten are some landmarks in Lillehammer .

The Seventeenth Winter Olympics: The 1994 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X VII Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Lillehammer in Norway.

Venue: 1994 Winter Summer Games were held at Lysgårdsbakkene Stadion in Lillehammer, Norway . Lysgårdsbakkene Stadion is a ski jump hill in the town Lillehammer . The stadium was used for ski jumping and Nordic combination opening and closing ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympics were also held in this stadium.

Participants: 1737 participants competed in the 1994 Winter Summer Games . The 64 countries which participated in the Games were American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan and Virgin Islands.

Events: There were 61 events in 6 sports in the seventeenth Winter Summer Games in 1994. The sports included were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping short track speed skating and speed skating.

Medal Count: Norway, the host country won the highest number of medals with 26 medals in total ( 10 gold, 11 silver, 5 bronze medals) . Germany won 24 medals in total (9 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Lillehammer, Norway Winter Summer Games, 1994: The seventeenth Winter Summer Games were held from 12 th February to 27 th February in Lillehammer in Norway. The games were officially opened by HM the King, Harald V. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Vegard Ulvang. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Kari Karing . HRH, the Crown Prince, Haakon lit the Olympic Flame in the stadium . The Lillehammer Games were the only Winter Olympics , which were held two after the preceding games. This was because the International Olympic Committee decided not to hold the Winter Olympics in the same year as the Summer Olympics .

  1994 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Russia 118423
2 Norway 1011526
3 Germany 97824
4 Italy 75820
5 United States 65213
6 South Korea 4116
7 Canada 36413
8 Switzerland 3429
9 Austria 2349
10 Sweden 2103
11 Japan 1225
12 Kazakhstan 1203
13 Ukraine 1012
14 Uzbekistan 1001
15 Belarus 0202
16 Finland 0156
17 France 0145
18 Netherlands 0134
19 China 0123
20 Slovenia 0033
21 Great Britain 0022
22 Australia 0011

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

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