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Encyclopedia > 1998 Winter Olympics
XVIII Olympic Winter Games

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Host city Nagano, Japan
Nations participating 72
Athletes participating 2176 (1389 men, 787 women)
Events 72 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 7
Closing ceremony February 22
Officially opened by HIM Emperor Akihito
Athlete's Oath Kenji Ogiwara
Judge's Oath Junko Hiramatsu
Olympic Torch Midori Ito
Stadium Nagano Olympic Stadium

The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. Other candidate cities were Aosta, Italy; Jaca, Spain; Östersund, Sweden; and Salt Lake City, USA. The selection was held in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1991. Nagano (長野市, Nagano-shi) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated in the northern part of the prefecture near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River, on the main island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Emperor Akihito reads the Speech from the Throne to the Japanese Diet His Imperial Majesty Akihito (明仁) (born December 23, 1933) is the current and 125th Emperor of Japan. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Kenji Ogiwara ) (born December 20, 1969) is a former Japanese Nordic combined skier who won several medals at the Winter Olympics, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, and the Holmenkollen ski festival. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Midori Ito , born August 13, 1969) is a former Japanese figure skater. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Nagano Olympic Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Nagano, Japan. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Aosta Cathedral. ... Jaca as is viewed from the Rapitan fort. ... Östersund Municipality  listen? is a municipality in the middle of Sweden where the city Östersund is the seat with a population of 43,536. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

Highlights

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... ... Bjørn Dæhlie (born June 19, 1967) is a Norwegian former cross-country skier. ... Curling has been an official Winter Olympic sport since the 1998 games in Nagano. ... The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ... Panorama of Chamonix valley Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snowboarding has been contested at every Winter Olympics since the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Ice hockey tournaments have been competed at the Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Tara Kristen Lipinski (b. ... Michelle Wing Kwan (關穎珊) (born 7 July 1980) is an American figure skater and media celebrity who has won nine U.S. championships, five world championships, and two Olympic medals. ... Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch and Partenkirchen, Germany. ... Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972, Altenmarkt) is an Austrian skier who has won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998) and three World Championship titles (1999: 2, 2005: 1). ... Speed skating has been featured as a sport in the Winter Olympics since 1924. ... Gianni Romme (born February 12, 1973 in Lage Zwaluwe) is a Dutch speed skater. ... Maria Aaltje (Marianne) Timmer (born October 3, 1974 in Sappemeer) is a Dutch speed skater specializing in the so-called middle distances (1000 and 1500 metres). ... Rebagliati after receiving his gold medal Ross Rebagliati (born July 14, 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian professional snowboarder. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ...

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Alpine Skiing competition results were as follows. ... 1998 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon Mens 10km Sprint Mens 20 km Mens 4 x 7. ... 1998 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh Four-Man: Two-Man: Categories: 1998 Winter Olympics ... The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Cross-Country Skiing competition results were as follows. ... The Swiss team celebrates after winning The 1998 Winter Olympics Curling results Men Women Team Canada after getting their gold medals Categories: | | ... Figure skating medalists at the 1998 Winter Olympics // Women == Pairs < Ice Dancing External Links Care to Ice Dance? - Scandals at the 1998 Olympics Categories: 1998 Winter Olympics | Figure skating ... The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Freestyle Skiing competition results were as follows. ... The mens gold medal game: Russia vs Czech Republic 1998 was the first year that featured women in ice hockey competition. ... 1998 Winter Olympic Games Luge Singles, Men Doubles, Men Singles, Women Categories: Luge | 1998 Winter Olympics ... Nordic Combined medalists at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games Mens Individual Mens Team Categories: 1998 Winter Olympics | Skiing ... The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Short Track Speed Skating competition results were as follows. ... The Ski Jumping 1998 Winter Olympic Games results // Mens events Individual K90 (70m) Individual K120 (90m) Team K120 (90m) Categories: | ... The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding competition results were as follows. ... The 1998 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating competition results were as follows. ...

Venues

Hakuba Hakuba (白馬村; -mura) is a village located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Iizuna Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ... The Super Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Iizuna (飯綱; -machi) is a village located in North side of Nagano City,Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Karuizawa Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... Icon of Luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... Karuizawa (&#36605;&#20117;&#27810;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Nagano Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

Nozawaonsen: Nagano Olympic Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Nagano, Japan. ... Aqua Wing Arena is an indoor ice hockey arena in Nagano, Japan. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Big Hat ) is an indoor ice hockey arena in Nagano, Japan. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... M-Wave is an indoor sporting arena located in Nagano, Japan. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of competitive ice speed skating. ... Nozawaonsen (野沢温泉村; -mura) is a village located in Shimotakai District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Yamanouchi Several biathletes in the shooting area of a competition Biathlon (not to be confused with duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Jigokudani Yaen Park features Japanese macaques bathing in the onsen Yamanouchi (山ノ内町 -machi) is a town located in Shimotakai District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder on trial Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder on trial Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... Halfpipe A halfpipe is a structure used in gravity extreme sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding, freestyle BMX, or inline skating. ...

Medal count

(Host nation is highlighted.)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 12 9 8 29
2 Norway 10 10 5 25
3 Russia 9 6 3 18
4 Canada 6 5 4 15
5 United States 6 3 4 13
6 Netherlands 5 4 2 11
7 Japan 5 1 4 10
8 Austria 3 5 9 17
9 South Korea 3 1 2 6
10 Italy 2 6 2 10
Further information: 1998 Winter Olympics medal count

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Participating NOCs

Articles about Nagano Winter Olympics by nation:

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Media coverage

The games were covered by the following broadcasters:

NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Nippon Television Network Corporation ) (TYO: 9404 ) is a television network in Shiodome area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... Tokyo Broadcasting System, Incorporated ) (TYO: 9401 ) or TBS, is a television network in Tokyo, Japan. ... Fuji Television Network, Inc. ... TV Asahi Corporation ) (TYO: 9409 ), also known as EX and Tele-Asa ), is a television network headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... Current logo The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Cooperative association of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany), or simply ARD, is a joint organization of Germanys regional public broadcasting agencies. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), ZDF, is a public service German television channel based in Mainz. ... Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... YLE (Yleisradio Oy) is Finlands National Broadcasting Company, founded in 1926. ...

See also

See also: 1998 Winter Olympics The Seventh Winter Paralympics were held alongside the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

External links

  • IOC Site on 1998 Winter Olympics
  • Nagano 1998 Olympic pins
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