Winter Games Nagano 1998 Japan 7 - 22 February 1998

  • Host Nation Japan
  • Sports 7
  • Duration 7 - 22 February 1998
  • Competition Venues 15
  • Competing Athletes 2176
  • Competing Nations 73

Nagano 1998

8,186 DAYS

About Games

In 1998 the Olympic Winter games returned to Japan, 26 years after Sapporo. Snowboarding and curling were added to the Olympic programme, and women's ice hockey was also introduced. In all, a record 72 nations took part, with Germany leading the medal table, winning 12 gold medals.

Japanese ski jumper Kazuyoshi Funaki led the way for the host country. A silver medal in the normal hill event was followed by a gold in the large hill competition, and finally earned a second gold in the team event. Great Britain won one medal medal, bronze in the four-man bobsleigh.