1992 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympics took place at Théâtre des Cérémonies in Albertville, France, on 8 February 1992.

1992 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Date8 February 1992 (1992-02-08)
LocationThéâtre des Cérémonies, Albertville, France
Coordinates41°21′53.14″N 2°9′20.37″E / 41.3647611°N 2.1556583°E / 41.3647611; 2.1556583Coordinates: 41°21′53.14″N 2°9′20.37″E / 41.3647611°N 2.1556583°E / 41.3647611; 2.1556583
Also known asThe Olympic Circus (French: Le cirque olympique)
Filmed byTF1, France 2, France 3 and AOOC
1992 Winter Olympics


It is themed around a traditional circus.


Parade of NationsEdit

The flag bearers of 64 National Olympic Committees entered the stadium informally in single file, ordered by the French alphabet, and behind them marched the athletes with any distinction or grouping by nationality.


AOOC President Jean-Claude Killy delivered a speech in French, welcoming everyone. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch delivered a speech in French and the President of France François Mitterrand declared the Games of the XVI Winter Olympiad in Albertville opened.