Figure skating
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueHamar Olympic Amphitheatre
Dates13–25 February
No. of events4 (1 men, 1 women, 2 mixed)
← 1992
1998 →

The 1994 Winter Olympics figure skating competition was held at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre.[1]


As the host country, Norway automatically qualified spots to the 1994 Olympics. In 1992, however, the Norwegian Olympic Committee announced that skaters aspiring to be selected for Norway would have to finish in the top 12 at the European or World Championships. Since none met this requirement, Norway decided to have no competitors in figure skating at the Olympics.[2][3] Although Leslie Monod / Cédric Monod's result at the 1993 World Championships allowed Switzerland to send two pairs to the Olympics, the Swiss Olympic Association elected not to send a pair after the Monods finished 11th at the 1994 European Championships.[4]

Medal summary

Medal table

1 Russia (RUS)3205
2 Ukraine (UKR)1001
3 Canada (CAN)0112
4 United States (USA)0101
5 China (CHN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (7 nations)44412


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Alexei Urmanov
1.5 Elvis Stojko
3.0 Philippe Candeloro
Ladies' singles
Oksana Baiul
2.0 Nancy Kerrigan
 United States
2.5 Chen Lu
Ekaterina Gordeeva
and Sergei Grinkov
1.5 Natalia Mishkutionok
and Artur Dmitriev
3.0 Isabelle Brasseur
and Lloyd Eisler
Ice dance
Oksana Grishuk
and Evgeni Platov
3.4 Maya Usova
and Alexander Zhulin
3.8 Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean
 Great Britain

Participating NOCs

Twenty eight nations sent figure skaters to compete in the events.

In film

Tonya Harding's and Nancy Kerrigan's participation in the competition is part of the story of the 2017 American film I, Tonya.


  1. ^ "1994 Lillehammer" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. p. 146. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ Hersh, Phil (26 January 1994). "Hard To Figure: No Norwegian Skaters". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  3. ^ Diaz, George (30 January 1994). "Norway Hits Skids In Skating". Orlando Sentinel.
  4. ^ Secretan, Jacques (3 February 1994). "Les Monod rangent leurs patins" [The Monods hang up their skates]. L'Hebdo (in French). Archived from the original on 15 June 2014.