The Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics were the last Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. It was the third time France had hosted the Winter Olympics, and Jean-Claude Killy, the legendary triple gold medallist from Grenoble 1968 , served as chairman of the organising committee.
Only 18 of the 57 events were held in Albertville itself, nearby ski resorts hosted the rest. Two new events were brought into the programme to thrill the crowds - freestyle skiing and short-track speed-skating. A recently-unified Germany dominated with 10 gold medals.