Albertville

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Albertville

(älbĕrvēl`), town (1990 est. pop. 18,121), Savoie dept., E France in the Rhone-Alps region, close to the French-Italian border. Located in the AlpsAlps,
great mountain system of S central Europe, c.500 mi (800 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, curving in a great arc from the Riviera coast on the Mediterranean Sea, along the borders of N Italy and adjacent regions of SE France, Switzerland, SW Germany, and Austria, and
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 on the Arly River just above its influx into the Isère, Albertville is a transportation and commercial center in a winter sports region. The town was the central site for the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Albertville,

Congo (Kinshasa): see KalemieKalemie
, formerly Albertville
, city (1984 pop. 73,528), Tanganyika prov., SE Congo (Kinshasa), on Lake Tanganyika at the mouth of the Lukuga River. It is a commercial center and a rail-steamer transfer point, handling goods moving between the Congo and Tanzania.
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Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland were born in Albertville, France and Guelph, Canada, respectively.
The Winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France 2.
Switzerland crushed South Korea 5-2 in a friendly game in August last year in Albertville, France.
THERE was uproar among the British public when the popular Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was 'axed' from the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, taking place the following month.
But Devon, who went on to compete and captain in two more Winter Olympics - in 1992 in Albertville, France, and 1998 in Nagano, Japan, actually started off as an aspiring track and field star.
Another proud moment was representing Great Britain at the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville, France," he added.
LeBlanc was one of the great stories of the 1992 Olympics, held in Albertville, France. He faced a barrage of shots, and stopped 281 of 298, as the United States advanced to the medal round before losing to the United Team and Czechoslovakia to finish fourth.
Ski Team for four years and coached it during the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.
teams: Albertville, France, 1992; Lillehammer, Norway, 1994; Nagano, Japan.
He won gold medals in the downhill and the Super G races at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Albertville, France.
premieres, including the high-tech wizardry of Philippe Decoufle, known for his orchestration of the ceremonies of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France; the minimalist provocation of 27-year-old Boris Charmatz, whose piece Herses (une lente introduction) stunned the public when it premiered in France in 1999; and the Kafkaesque vision of Josef Nadj with his Hungarian-trained dancers in Les Veilleurs.