Lillehammer is a town with almost 24,000 inhabitants. During the 16 days of the XVII Olympic Winter Games in February 1994, approximately 1.9 million spectators visited the area. The population during that period, led to 50 people being admitted for treatment in the Medical Department at Lillehammer County Hospital, i.e. 2.6 per 100,000 spectators. The number of admissions of persons from the resident population was lower than during the same period in previous years.