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Belarus At The Olympics
Athletes from Belarus
Belarus
began their Olympic participation at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland
Finland
as part of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(IOC code: URS).[1] After the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
disbanded in 1991, Belarus, along with four of the other fourteen former Soviet republics, competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics
1992 Winter Olympics
(held in Albertville, France) as the Unified Team. Later in 1992, eleven republics joined Belarus
Belarus
to compete as the Unified Team at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Two years later, Belarus
Belarus
competed for the first time as an independent nation in the 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer, Norway
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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1992 Winter Olympics
The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France. They were the last Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
to be held the same year as the Summer Olympics,[2] and the first where the Winter Paralympics were held at the same site. Albertville
Albertville
was selected as host in 1986, beating Sofia, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden
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Albertville
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Albertville
Albertville
(French pronunciation: [albɛʁvil] ( listen); Arpitan: Arbèrtvile) is a commune in the Savoie
Savoie
department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
region in south-eastern France. The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Notable people from Albertville 4 Sites of interest 5 International relations5.1 Twin towns and sister cities6 See also 7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] Albertville
Albertville
is situated on the river Arly, close to the confluence with the Isère
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1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
(Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Spain
in 1992
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Barcelona
Nickname(s): Ciutat Comtal (ca)/Ciudad Condal (es) "City of Counts" Cap i Casal de Catalunya (ca) "Head and Hearth of Catalonia"Abbreviation(s): Barna, BCNBarcelonaLocation of Barcelona Show map of CataloniaBarcelona Barcelona
Barcelona
(Spain) Show map of SpainBarcelona Barcelona
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1994 Winter Olympics
The 1994 Winter Olympics
1994 Winter Olympics
(Norwegian: Olympiske vinterleker 1994), officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XVIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway. Lillehammer
Lillehammer
failed to win the bid for the 1992 event, losing to Albertville. Lillehammer
Lillehammer
was awarded the 1994 Winter Olympics
1994 Winter Olympics
in 1988, after beating Anchorage, United States; Östersund, Sweden; and Sofia, Bulgaria. Lillehammer
Lillehammer
is the northernmost city to ever host the Winter Games and the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
overall. The Games were the first to be held in a different year from the Summer Olympics, the first and only one to be held two years after the previous winter games
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Lillehammer
Lillehammer
Lillehammer
(Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈlɪl̥əhɔmɔr]) is a town and municipality in Oppland
Oppland
county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of May 2011, the population of the town of Lillehammer
Lillehammer
was 26,639. The city centre is a late 19th-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa
Mjøsa
and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains
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Norway
Indigenous status:Sami[3]Minority status:[4]Jewish Traveller Forest Finn Romani KvenReligion LutheranDemonym Norwegian (Nordmann)Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchHarald V• Prime MinisterErna Solberg• President of the StortingTone W. Trøen• Chief JusticeToril Marie ØieLegislature StortingHistory• State established prior unification872• Norwegian Empire (Greatest indep
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Olympic Medal Table
Olympic
Olympic
or Olympics may refer toContents1 In sports1.1 Events 1.2 Clubs and teams 1.3 Other2 In transportation 3 Military 4 Geography places 5 Arts and entertainment 6 Other uses 7 See alsoIn sports[edit] Events[edit] Olympic
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Spain
Coordinates: 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4Kingdom of Spain Reino de España  (Spanish)6 other official names[a][b]Aragonese: Reino d'EspanyaAsturian: Reinu d'EspañaBasque: Espainiako ErresumaCatalan: Regne d'EspanyaGalician: Reino de EspañaOccitan: Reiaume d'EspanhaFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Plus Ultra" (Latin) "Further Beyond"Anthem: "Marcha Real" (Spanish)[2] "Royal March"Location of  Spain  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Madrid 40°26′N 3°42′W / 40.433°N 3.700°W / 40.433; -3.700Official language and national language Spanish[c]Co-official languages in certain autonomous communities Catalan Galician Basque OccitanEthnic groups (2015)89.9% Spanish 10.1% othersReligi
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1996 Summer Olympics
The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. A record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, took part in the Games, fielding a total of 10,318 athletes. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had voted in 1986 to separate the Summer and Winter Olympics (which had been held in the same year, every four years, since 1924) and to place them in alternating even-numbered years, beginning with the Winter Olympics in 1994. Thus, the 1996 Summer Games were the first to be staged in a different year from the Winter Games
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National Olympic Committee
A National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee, NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games. They may nominate cities within their respective areas as candidates for future Olympic Games
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1996 Summer Olympics Medal Table
The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. A total of 10,318 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), competed in 271 events in 26 sports.[1][2] Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal, leaving 118 countries without a medal.[1] The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101).[1][3] It also won its first medal in a women's' team sport,[4] the victorious gymnastics team later being referred to as the Magnificent Seven. Donovan Bailey of Canada set a world record in the men's 100m race (9.84 seconds)
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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