Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992

The XVI Olympic winter games in Albertville in 1992 were the last winter games held in the same year as the summer games (Barcelona 1992) 64 countries participated with 1,801 athletes (488 women). 5,894 media members covered the Games (2,271 print and 3,623 broadcast media members). There were 8,647 volunteers. French president Francois Miterrand opened  the Games, figure skater Surya Bonaly took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and Pierre Bornat (Alpine skiing) on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Tomislav Čižmešija
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Siniša Vukonić


The small, but very important Olympic delegation led by Chef de Mission Sanda Dubravčić Šimunjak included sibling figure skaters Željka and Tomislav Čižmešija, alpine skier Vedran Pavlek and cross-country skier Siniša Vukonić.


The XVI Olympic Winter Games in Albertville were the first Olympic Games in which Croatia participated as an independent country, under its own flag. This is why this has gone down in Croatian Olympic history as a historic event of paramount importance.

Alpine skiing, Men
Vedran Pavlek
1:7.28 Final rank: 36th place ...