17 Winter Olympic Games,1994
Begin1994-02-12
End1994-02-27
Nations67
Participants1737
Women522
Events61
CityLillehammer, Norway
  • In 1986 the IOC decided that the Summer and Winter Games would be held in different years.
  • In September 1988 at the 94st IOC session in Seoul, according to the new olympic schedule, Lillehammer, Norway was selected as host city for 1994 Winter Olympics.
  • The other candidate cities were Anchorage, USA, Oestersund, Sweden and Sofia, Bulgaria
Lillehammer 1994 - Medal Table
1. Russia
11
8
4
2. Norway
10
11
5
3. Germany
9
7
8
4. Italy
7
5
8
5. USA
6
5
2
6. Korea
4
1
1
7. Canada
3
6
4
3
4
2
9. Austria
2
3
4
10. Sweden
2
1
0
11. Japan
1
2
2
1
2
0
13. Ukraine
1
0
1
1
0
0
15. Belarus
0
2
0
16. Finland
0
1
5
17. France
0
1
4
0
1
3
19. China
0
1
2
20. Slovenia
0
0
3
0
0
2
22. Australia
0
0
1
17 Winter Olympic Games,1994 - Some interesting facts
  • His Majesty King Harald V of Norway officially opened the 17 Winter Olympic games 1994.
  • While it was a Yugoslavian War, and Sarajevo, the host city of the Winter Games 1984, lay in ruins, the Bosnia and Herzegovina four-man bobsleigh was comprised of one Croatian, two Bosnians and a Serbian. They placed 29th.
  • Before the Games 1994 began, there was a strange story with both figure skating medal favorites from USA. Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by bodyguard and ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding. Finally, Harding finished eighth, Kerrigan won the silver medal and it was a sensation when young Ukrainian Oksana Baiul won gold medal.
  • Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss won three gold medals and donated about $33,000 of his Olympic bonus to Olympic Aid for the citizens of Sarajevo.
Winter Olympics Lillehammer '94
Poster and Medals