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XVIII Olympic Winter Games
1998 nagano logo
Host city Nagano, Japan
Events 72 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 7
Closing ceremony February 22
Stadium Olympic Stadium

The 1998 XVIII winter olympics was held in Nagano, Japan. Emperor Akihito declared the games open during the opening ceremony. 72 nations competed in 7 sports split into 72 events.

Historic Events

Curling returned as an Olympic sport for the first time since Chamonix 1924. To which Switzerland got the men's gold and Canada got the woman's gold.

Snowboarding debuted as an olympic sport.

Women's ice hockey appeared for the first time ever, with the United States winning the gold medal.

Players from the National Hockey League were able to compete because because of a three week suspension of the NHL season.

Denmark won it's first ever Olympic medal, a silver in curling.

Australia won their first individual Winter Olympic medal when Zali Steggall won bronze in the women's slalom.

Azerbaijan, Kenya, the Republic of Macedonia, Uruguay and Venezuela made their first appearance at the Olympic Winter Games.

Medals

  1. Germany 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 8 Bronze. 29 Total
  2. Norway 10 Gold, 10 Silver and 5 Bronze. 25 Total
  3. Russian Federation 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze. 18 Total
  4. Austria 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze. 17 Total
  5. Canada 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. 15 Total
  6. United States 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze. 13 Total
  7. Finland 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze. 12 Total
  8. Netherlands 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze. 11 Total
  9. Japan 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze. 10 Total
  10. Italy 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze. 10 Total
  11. France 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. 8 Total
  12. China 6 Silver and 2 Bronze. 8 Total
  13. Switzerland 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 7 Total
  14. South Korea 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 6 Total
  15. Czech Republic 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 3 Total
  16. Sweden 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. 3 Total
  17. Kazahkstan 2 Bronze. 2 Total
  18. Belarus 2 Bronze. 2 Total
  19. Bulgaria 1 Gold. 1 Total
  20. Ukraine 1 Silver. 1 Total
  21. Denmark 1 Silver 1 Total
  22. Great Britain 1 Bronze. 1 Total
  23. Belgium 1 Bronze. 1 Total
  24. Australia 1 Bronze. 1 Total

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See Also

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.

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Preceded by
Atlanta 1996
Olympics
1998
Succeeded by
Sydney 2000
Preceded by
Lillehammer 1994
Winter Olympics
1998
Succeeded by
Salt Lake City 2002

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