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17 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

17 Winter Olympic Games,1994
Start:
12 Feb 1994
End:
27 Feb 1994
Countries:
67
Athletes:
1737
Women:
522
Events:
61
City:
Lillehammer, Norway

LILLEHAMMER 1994 - Bid History

  • 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

17 Winter Olympic Games,1994 - 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 1994 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
11
8
4
23
2
10
11
5
26
3
9
7
8
24
4
7
5
8
20
5
USA
6
5
2
13
6
4
1
1
6
7
3
6
4
13
8
3
4
2
9
9
2
3
4
9
10
2
1
0
3
11
1
2
2
5
12
1
2
0
3
13
1
0
1
2
14
1
0
0
1
15
0
2
0
2
16
0
1
5
6
17
0
1
4
5
18
0
1
3
4
19
0
1
2
3
20
0
0
3
3
21
0
0
2
2
22
0
0
1
1