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How did the Olympic Games 1994 in Lillehammer

In 1994, the Winter Olympic Games were held in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer. It was a good choice in terms of climate, as the snow falls in the region is enough, but at the same time retained a comfortable temperature for the competition.

How did the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer

In games in 1994 was attended by teams from 67 countries. For the first time in this Olympics advocated a separate team from the Russian Federation. Prior to that, the Soviet Union team played games or, after its collapse - the United team. Also at the Olympics were an independent team of Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Kazakhstan. Czechoslovakia split into two countries, and is now involved in the games, athletes from the Czech Republic and from Slovakia. Yugoslavia was in a state of civil war, but one of the new independent countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina - could send their athletes. For the first time in the Winter Games was attended by some of the southern countries, such as Israel, American Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, the selection of the athletes in the preliminary competition has become the largest US team. She slightly defeated by Russia and Germany. The first place in the medal standings went to Russia. A significant part of the team were athletes who managed to make a name for himself in the Soviet sports. Traditionally Russian biathletes performed well. In figure skating Russian athletes got three out of four gold medals. Gold got a team of skiers and a few skaters. But ice hockey team disappointed fans, without getting into the prize-winners. Second place went to the hostess of the competition - Norway. The greatest number of medals brought skiers and skaters in this country, including the famous Bjorn Dahlen. Third place is left for Germany. The best results showed the German skiers and luge. Also got 2 medals for the athletes ski jumping. The US team was in fifth place. It has traditionally proved to be weaker in winter sports than summer.