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1992 Albertville Winter

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accueil Designated October 17 1986 during of the session held to Lausanne thanks to the action of the Presidents of its committee of organization Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Killy, Albertville organized the games.
It was the third time that the France organized the winter games of Chamonix in 1924, Grenoble in 1968 and it also was the centenary of the call of Coubertin for the restoration of the Olympics.

Dates: February 8 - 23, 1992
N.O.C. participants: 64
Number of sports: 7
Number of contests: 57
Number of athletes: 1801
Men: 1313
Women: 588
Volonteers: 8647
Media: 5894
Opening: François Mitterrand, Republic President
Oath: Surya Bonaly
Oath juges: Pierre Bornat
Last torch bearer: Michel Platini, François-Cyrille Grange
Bids towns: Anchorage (USA), Berchtesgaden (GER), Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), Lillehammer (NOR), Falun (SWE), Sofia (BUL)