A gallery of photographs captures the sweeping spectacle of the Albertville Games, from the loud garb of Czech skier Marian Bires to the quiet fire of the Olympic torch

ARTUR DMITRIEV AND NATALIA MISHKUTIENOK OF THE UNIFIED TEAM SPUN GOLD IN THE PAIRS COMPETITION

WITH THE PEAKS OF LA PLAGNE AS A BACKDROP, FRANCE'S FR‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¢D‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¢RIC BERTRAND TOOK HIS RUN ON THE LUGE TRACK; SWEDISH SKI JUMPER PAR-INGE TALLBERG BLASTED OFF IN COURCHEVEL

ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE GAMES, A FREESTYLE AERIALIST GOT GREAT HANG TIME DURING A PRACTICE LEAP

FINISHING WELL OFF THE PACE WERE THESE TWO-MAN SLEDDERS FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, JOAN GUETSCHOW OF THE U.S. IN THE 7.5-KM BIATHLON AND AMERICA'S KRISTIN (CRASH) KRONE, WHO LIVED UP TO HER NICKNAME IN THE COMBINED

THE SCOREBOARD HADYET TO RECORD YURI KHMYLEV'S GOAL, THE FOURTH AGAINST U.S. NETMINDER RAY LEBLANC IN THE UNIFIED TEAM'S 5-2 SEMIFINAL ROUT EN ROUTE TO THE GOLD

ILLUSTRATION PHOTOMIKE POWELL/ALLSPORT PHOTORICHARD MACKSON THREE PHOTOSJOHN BIEVER TWO PHOTOSPASCAL RONDEAU/ALLSPORT PHOTOPATRICK PACHOD PHOTONATHAN BILOW/ALLSPORT PHOTOWERNER RZEHACZEK/ALLSPORT
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)