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Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

ZOI Pyeongchang 2018 logoThe XXIII. Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), from February 9th to February 25th 2018. The decision was brought at the International Olympic Committee’s 123rd session in Durban (Republic of South Africa) and besides Durban, and the other candidates that applied to host the Games were the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany).
South Korea's city of Pyeongchang is situated in the province of Gangwon, in the Taebaek Mountains, 180 km east of Seoul, the city-host of Olympics in 1988. During the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang that counts 43,703 inhabitants will host around 26 thousand people, of whom there will be around 6,000 athletes from 80 countries.
The program of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang comprises biathlon, bobsleigh, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding.
The Croatian Olympic Committee’s Office in charge for Olympic program foresees - based on the past experience and sports results – the performance of approximately 10 to 15 Croatian athletes in four to five sports. The project on preparations and performances of Croatian athletes at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 has been approved at the session of the Council, held in December 2014.

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Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014

Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

The XXI Olympic Winter Games held in Vancouver from 12 to 28 february 2010 included 2.566 atheletes coming from 28 countries.They competed in 86 events in 15 sports. 10,000 media representatives covered the Games.There were around 25,000 volunteers. Governor general of Canada Michaelle Jean opened The Games and ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky lit the Olympic flame. Ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and speedskating referee Michel Verreault on behalf of all officials.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Jakov Fak
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002

The XIX Olmypic Winter Games, held in Salt Lake City, gathered athletes from 77 NOCs, who competed in 78 events in 15 sports. Among 2,399 competitors, of whom 886 were women, there were also 14 Croatian athletes, who competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh and figure skating. 8,730 media members (2,661 print and 6,069 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 22,000 volunteers. U.S. president George W. Bush opened the Games and the U.S. gold medal-winning ice hockey team from 1980 Lake Placid Olympi Games lit the Olympic flame. Skeleton athlete Jim Shea took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and alpine skiing referee Allen Churs on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić 
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006

The XX Olympic Winter Games, held in Torino from 10 to 24 february 2006, included 2,508 atheletes from 80 NOC's (960 women and 1, 548 men).They competed in 84 events in 14 sports. The Croatian Olympic delegation included 23 athletes, of whom seven were women. They competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, skeleton, bobsleigh and figure skating. Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi opened the Games and cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo lit the Olmypic flame. Alpine skier Giorgio Rocca took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and member of the International Skating Union Technical Committee Fabio Bianchetti on behalf of all officials.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

 

Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998

The XVIII Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 were the last Games in the 20th century. They included 2,339 athletes (of whom 787 women) coming from 72 countries. 10,376 media members covered the Games. 2,568 were print media members, almost as many as at Lillehammer 1994 (2,578). There were 5,737 international broadcast media members and as many as 2,053 Japanese broadcast media members. Japanese emperor Akihito opened the Games and former figure skating world champion and 1992 Olympic silver medallist from Albertville Midori Ito lit the Olmypic flame. Nordic combined skier Kenji Ogiwara took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek

Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994

The XVII Olympic winter games in Lillehammer were held in the year, which marked the 100th anniversary of the Olympic movement (1984-1994), in the International Year of Sport and Olympic Ideal, and included 67 countries with 1,737 athletes (522 women). Media coverage was ensured by 6,633 media members (2,615 print and 4,018 broadcast media members). There were 9,054 volunteers. These Games revived the memory of the 1984 winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, the citizens of which were suffering under war and occupation in that Olympic year of 1994. The International Olympic family led by President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent an appeal to the global community: "In memory of Sarajevo: Our message is stronger than ever: Please stop the fighting. Stop the killing. Drop your guns." Norwegian king Harald V opened the Games, cross-country skier Vegard Ulvang took the Olympic Oath on behalf
of the athletes and figure skating referee Kari Karing on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek

Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992

The XVI Olympic winter games in Albertville in 1992 were the last winter games held in the same year as the summer games (Barcelona 1992) 64 countries participated with 1,801 athletes (488 women). 5,894 media members covered the Games (2,271 print and 3,623 broadcast media members). There were 8,647 volunteers. French president Francois Miterrand opened  the Games, figure skater Surya Bonaly took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and Pierre Bornat (Alpine skiing) on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Tomislav Čižmešija
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Siniša Vukonić