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Nagano
1998

DateFebruary 6 - February 22
CountryJapan
Athletes2176
Teams72
Events68
Nagano 1998
Nagano 1998 Official Film | Nagano '98 Olympics, Stories of Honor and Glory
Originals01:58:36
The Nagano Tapes | Five Rings Films
Ice Hockey
Originals01:13:30
Hermann Maier Returns After Crash | Impossible Moments
Hermann MAIER
Originals01:15
Nagano 1998: How ski jumping perfection inspired a generation
Ski Jumping
Originals05:45
The Legend of Kenya’s Philip Boit | Impossible Moments
Philip BOIT
Originals01:10

About the Games

New Events

Snowboarding debuted as an official discipline. Curling returned to the Olympic Winter programme, this time with a tournament for both men and women.

Ice Hockey

For the first time, the men’s ice hockey tournament was opened to all professionals, and women’s ice hockey was introduced to the Olympic programme. The inspired team from the Czech Republic scored a surprise victory.

Nagano 1998 Winter Olympic Games Legacy

Discover the lasting legacy that this edition of the Olympic Games created for its hosts.

Memorable Champions

Björn Dählie of Norway won three gold medals in Nordic skiing to become the first athlete to earn eight career Winter Olympic gold medals and 12 medals in all. Tara Lipinski of the U.S. won the women’s figure skating title to become, at 15, the youngest champion in an individual event at the Olympic Winter Games.

Spectacular Spirit

The spirit of the Games was exemplified by Alpine skier Hermann Maier of Austria. He took a spectacular fall in the downhill, flying off the slope at 120km/h and remaining air-bound for more than 3.5 seconds. He courageously recovered to earn gold medals in both the super-G and the giant slalom.

All Medals

Medal Table

See the list of teams and medals won by each.

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Featured Athletes

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Replays from
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Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

Brand

Brand

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.

Torch

Torch