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Designated October 17 1986 during of the session held to Lausanne thanks to the action of the Presidents of its committee of organization Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Killy, Albertville organized the games.
It was the third time that the France organized the winter games of Chamonix in 1924, Grenoble in 1968 and it also was the centenary of the call of Coubertin for the restoration of the Olympics.
Dates: February 8 to 23
Participating N.O.C.: 64
Number of Sports: 10
Number of Events: 57
Number of Athletes: 1801
Men: 1313
Women: 488
Volontiers : 8 647
Medias : 5 894
Opening: François Mitterand, Republic President
Oath: Surya Bonaly
Oath for officials : Pierre Bornat
Number of torch bearer: 5 500
Final Torch Bearers: Michel Platini and Francois-Cyrille Grange
Candidates cities: Anchorage (USA), Berchtesgaden (GER), Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), Lillehammer (NOR), Falun (SWE) and Sofia (BUL)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries