Speed skiing, curling, and freestyle skiing (aerial and ballet competitions) were the last official demonstration sports at the Olympic Winter Games.
Women in biathlon
Women competed in biathlon for the first time.
Short track is in
Short-track speed skating, with men's and women's events, was included for the first time as an official discipline on the Olympic programme.
Moguls are in
Both a men’s and a women’s moguls event in freestyle skiing were included in the Olympic Programme.
A unified German team
For the first time since 1936, a unified German team, representing an independent nation, participated in the Games.
Croatia and Slovenia participated for the first time as independent nations.
The former Soviet republics formed the so-called Unified Team (EUN).
Back to the Games
The Baltic states (Estonia and Latvia) participated for the first time since 1936, and Lithuania for the first time since 1928.
Albertville, 8 February 1992: Dancers and acrobats.
Official opening of the Games by: The President of the French Republic, François Mitterrand
Lighting of the Olympic Flame by: Michel Platini (football), François-Cyrille Grange (a boy from Savoie)
Olympic Oath by: Surya Bonaly (figure skating)
Officials' Oath by: Pierre Bornat (alpine skiing)