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  1992 Olympics — Infoplease.com
The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in a record 2,174 athletes from 65 countries as the Winter Games were staged in the French Alps for the third time.
The female stars of the UT cross-country contingent made the most medal news as Lyubov Egorova (3 gold and 2 silver) and Elena Valbe (1 gold and 4 bronze), each won five and 39–year-old Raisa Smetanina set a Winter Games record with her 10th career medal as a member of the victorious 20–kilometer relay team.
PPV Olympics begin talks with nets to clear channels.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0300774.html   (462 words)

  ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but the IOC voted to take back the Games from Japan because of their involvement in the war in China.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
www.ipedia.com /winter_olympic_games.html   (5171 words)

 Bonnie Blair Summary
At the Olympics, Blair was cheered on by her large extended family, including her parents, her brother Chuck, her sister Mary, along with Mary's husband and children, her sister Susie, her brother Rob and his wife and child, her sister Angela, and her uncle Lennie, along with the friends of all of her family members.
Entering the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, Blair was heavily favored to win the 500-meter race, even though bronchitis (a respiratory disease), had slowed her down in 1991.
At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Blair won the 500 meters and won a bronze in the 1000 meters.
www.bookrags.com /Bonnie_Blair   (4056 words)

 On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!
Two-time world figure champion and Olympic silver medalist, Linda Fratianne, was born in Los Angeles, where her father, the late Robert Fratianne, was the former Superior Court Judge.
In the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, the American gymnast from Fairmount, WV came from behind to score perfect 10s on the vault and floor exercise to win the all-around title.
At the same Olympics, she won four additional medals; a silver in the team all-round and the horse vault, and bronzes in the floor exercise and uneven bars.
www.lagazzettaitaliana.com /olympics.asp   (1516 words)

 Slovene Winter Olympic Medals
Slovenes have been among the competitors at the Winter Olympic Games from their very beginning in 1924 when there were two cross-country skiers from Slovenia on the four-man team that Yugoslavia sent to Chamonix.
The greatest number of winter athletes from Slovenia (52) competed at the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo in 1984, and there were many sport professionals from Slovenia among the organisers.
Twenty-five Slovenes competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics, twenty-two in 1994, and thirty-four in 1998.
www.ukom.gov.si /eng/calendar/events/winter-olympic-games/winter-sports/medals   (276 words)

 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Photo Galleries
Images from day 14 of the Winter Olympics, as Austria's Stephan Eberharter confirms his place in skiing history with gold in the Giant Slalom.
Action from day ten of the Winter Olympics as the two-man bobsleigh reaches a thrilling climax with gold for Germany.
A showcase of potential medallists at the Winter Olympics on both snow and ice.
news.bbc.co.uk /winterolympics2002/hi/english/photo_galleries/default.stm   (851 words)

 Winter Olympics: The Coolest Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first winter Olympic-level games were held in 1924, but the IOC (International Olympic Committee) did not decide to host a Winter Olympics until their 1925 meeting.
The figure skater who took the world by storm at the 2002 Winter Olympics and is a favorite to win gold in the 2006 Olympics talks about her childhood and her long training to become a champion.
Olympic style games for athletes with a disability were organized for the first time in Rome in 1960 and are now called Paralympics.
www.kidspoint.org /columns2.asp?column_id=1292&column_type=homework   (1244 words)

 WONKA -- WONKA School -- Let's Learn About The History of the Olympics
In 1924, the first-ever Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France.
In the Winter Olympics, Biathlon consists of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Olympic figure skating consists of four medal events or disciplines: ladies' singles, men's singles, pairs (men and women together) and ice dancing.
www.wonka.com /wonkaschool/willysclassroom/learn/olympics/lla5.html   (1061 words)

 92 Winter Olympics Albertville Sponsorship
At the conclusion of the 1992 Winter Olympics, advertiser and Olympic Sponsor Coca-Cola broke through the Olympic marketing clutter and posted an impressive audience return.
Because of their Olympic themed advertisements, Official automobile Chrysler, overcame confusion from Buick's past involvement, and was recalled by 31% of the television viewers (vs. Buicks's 15%).
Olympic sponsors were perceived as both "Friendly" and "Global" according to the 7.1 (out of a possible 10) mean ratings they received.
www.performanceresearch.com /olympic-sponsorship-albertville.htm   (407 words)

The 1992 Albertville Olympic Games were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games.
During the 95th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), held in Puerto Rico in 1989, it was decided that demonstration sports would be eliminated definitively from the 1996 Atlanta Games onwards.
Up until the 1992 Olympic Games (Barcelona and Albertville), the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) could integrate demonstration sports into the Olympic programme.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1992   (347 words)

 Current Biography Excerpts: Figure Skating
Throughout the 1970s men's figure skating was dominated by such balletic performers as John Curry and Robin Cousins, the gold medalists at, respectively, the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics, whose grace and purity of line rivaled those of a premier danseur.
His gold medal in men's figure skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics was the first for an American since David Jenkins took that honor in 1960.
As recently as 1990, Yamaguchi had not yet won a major United States or international singles competition, but in the eleven months leading up to the 1992 Winter Games, the quietly confident skater blossomed into a performer of such exquisite grace and powerful athleticism that she was without rival among her peers.
www.hwwilson.com /Currentbio/figuresk.html   (982 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics - Winter Olympics History
Salt Lake City is named host city of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 at the 104th IOC Session in Budapest, Hungary in the first ballot vote.
The first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France were held in conjunction with the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
From 1928, the Olympic Winter Games were held every four years in the same calendar year as the Olympic Games.
www.utah.com /olympics/history.htm   (941 words)

 The 1992 Winter Games - Sidebar - MSN Encarta
France, host of the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, was once again the venue for the Winter Games in 1992.
The games were based in Albertville, located in the Savoie region of southern France.
The following article describes events of the 1992 Winter Olympics and details which countries and athletes won competitions.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_762512452/The_1992_Winter_Games.html   (107 words)

 Winter Olympics: Speed Skating
In the 500- and 1,000-meter events, four skaters are on the track for each heat, while in the 1,500-meter event there are six skaters on the ice.
Heiden and Blair are the two most decorated American winter Olympians of all time, Heiden with five golds (all from the 1980 Lake Placid Games) and Blair with five golds and a bronze.
The skate is a technological breakthrough in which the blade actually detaches from the heel of the skate, allowing for it to stay on the ice longer.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics-speed-skating.html   (539 words)

 NBCOlympics.com - Commentator - Scott Hamilton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scott Hamilton, the two-time Olympian and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, rejoins NBC as a figure skating analyst for the men’s and women’s competition during the network’s coverage of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
In addition, Hamilton worked as an analyst for CBS’ coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.
Hamilton was elected by the 1980 U.S. Olympic team to be the flag bearer, leading the entire U.S. delegation into the Lake Placid Opening Ceremony.
www.nbcolympics.com /commentator/5088465/detail.html   (724 words)

 Power to Learn: Olympics 2002 - Ask the Olympian
Will be skating in his third Winter Olympic Games for Canada.
Eric also was a member of Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Served as captain of the Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
www.powertolearn.com /themes_olympics2002/elindros.html   (414 words)

 Aleisha Cline | 2004 Winter X Games | Skier Cross | Extreme Winter Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleisha Cline competed in speed skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, where speedskiing was a demonstration sport.
She's won three gold medals in Skier X at the Winter X Games, a gold at the World Freesking Championships and a first place finish at the 24 Hours of Aspen Ski Relay.
At the 2004 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, Aleisha Cline had to settle for a silver medal in the Skier X, after being upset by Karin Huttary, of Austria.
www.kidzworld.com /article/4130-aleisha-cline-xtreme-skier   (288 words)

 Around the World in 80 Years
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to stage their own winter games, the Scandinavian countries refused to participate.
Starting with the 1924 Games and continuing through to the Games held in 1992, the Winter Olympics followed the exact four-year cycle observed by the Summer Olympics.
Whether it's the new or the old that draws you to watch as the events unfold, there's no doubt that as the Winter Olympics celebrates its 20th anniversary, there will be many thrilling moments to witness.
express.howstuffworks.com /exp-olympic-history.htm   (359 words)

 Power to Learn: Olympics 2002 - Ask the Olympian
Vladimir also was a member of the Russian team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
Any player who has made it to the Olympics or the NHL has had to sacrifice many things because of all the hard work that goes into playing the game.
The wide open space of the Olympic rink -- which is 50 feet bigger than an NHL-sized rink, allows for a game that is more focused on skating and less on the physical component that may be more typical in an NHL game...
www.powertolearn.com /themes_olympics2002/vmalakhov.html   (559 words)

 1992 Winter Olympics at AllExperts
The XVI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1992 in Albertville, France.
These were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games.
They were also the first Games where the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held at the same site.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1992_Winter_Olympics.htm   (349 words)

 The Winter Olympic Games
Because of Australian quarantine laws, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden.
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
www.janecky.com /olympics/wintergames/index.html   (76 words)

 Olympics history - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Besides being the first to feature alpine events on man-made snow and indoor speedskating competition, the Calgary Games boast Jamaican bobsledders and a British ski jumper by the name of Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards.
Organizers spread the 12 Olympic venues among the host city and seven other villages in the Savoy Alps, with only 18 of the 57 events actually contested in Albertville.
A single, united German team competes for the first time in 28 years, while the Unified Team is comprised of former Soviet athletes after the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,50000283,00.html   (213 words)

 British Olympic Association > Winter Games > Albertville 1992
The Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics were the last Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games.
In 1986 the IOC had decided to split the cycle of games.  It was the third time France had hosted the Winter Olympics, and Jean-Claude Killy, the legendary triple gold medallist from Grenoble 1968, served as chairman of the organising committee.
Athletes from many of the new republics of the former Soviet Union competed as the Unified Team, and athletes from nations such as Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia proudly marched under their own flags for the first time.
www.olympics.org.uk /gamesabout.aspx?gt=w&ga=42   (393 words)

 1992 - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
For the third time since its inauguration in 1924, the Winter Olympics return to the French Alps.
Even more towns in the Savoy Alps are used for demonstration events, Olympic villages and press and broadcasting center, resulting in plenty of traffic jams and a lack of unity and intimacy compared to previous Olympics.
The result for the 1992 Albertville Games is a record 2,174 athletes from 65 countries as well as a single, united German team for the first time in 28 years and a Unified Team comprised of former Soviet athletes.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,3,00.html   (321 words)

 Meribel Mountain Resort: OnTheSnow Spotlight of Meribel France
They are located in Savoie, the province of France that hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, run under the leadership of Jean-Claude Killy.
I am more comfortable on the Roc de Fer, a wide trail that was the women’s Olympic downhill, even though I have been embarrassed on it.
A lot goes on here in winter, with all sorts of competition in such events as snowboarding, dog sled races, biathlon contests - you name it.
www.onthesnow.com /FR-FR/598/feature.html   (963 words)

 1992 Winter Olympics Set of 5 01/11/1992   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the thrilling speed of alpine skiing, to the grace and beauty of figure skating, winter sport is exciting for participant and spectator alike.
The Winter Olympics were adopted in the early 1900s and since that time have been tremendously popular with spectators around the globe.
The stamps on this First Day Cover honor the Winter Olympics and salute the American athletes who compete, carrying with them the hopes of their countrymen and women.
www.unicover.com /EE6DHDOX.HTM   (321 words)

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