Les Saisies

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Les Saisies is a ski resort located in the Savoie départment of France. It is 30 km (19 mi) from Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. For those games, the resort hosted the biathlon and cross-country skiing events.

The resort also has alpine skiing trails for use and forms part of the Espace Diamant skiing region.

Les Saisies organized the 2014 European Company Sports Games. [1]

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The Women's 5 kilometre cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing programme at the 1992 Winter Olympics, in Albertville, France. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 13 February 1992, at Les Saisies.

The men's 50 kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on 22 February in Les Saisies.

The women's 4 × 5 km relay cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, took place on 18 February at Les Saisies. The race saw the Unified Team beat Norway by 21.6 seconds, with Italy finishing third.

The men's 30 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Monday 10 February in Les Saisies.

The men's 4 × 10 km relay cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, took place on 18 February at Les Saisies. The race saw Norway beat Italy by 1 minute 26.7 seconds, with Finland finishing third.

The women's 10 kilometre freestyle pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Saturday 15 February at Les Saisies. This was the first time a pursuit race was held in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics.

The women's 15 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Sunday 9 February at Les Saisies.

The women's 30 kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Friday 21 February at Les Saisies.

The men's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Thursday 13 February at Les Saisies. Each skier started at half a minute intervals, skiing the entire 10 kilometre course. The Norwegian Terje Langli was the 1991 World champion. Men's 10 kilometre classical was not a part of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

The men's 15 kilometre freestyle pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was held on Saturday 15 February at Les Saisies. This was the first time a pursuit race was held in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics.

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