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Nagano 1998

Opening Ceremony 07 Feb 1998
Closing Ceremony 22 Feb 1998
Host City Nagano
Country Japan
Nations Participating 72
Athletes 2176
Events 68
Sports/Disciplines 6
Volunteers 32000
Media 8329

Description

The Olympic Winter Games return to Japan after 26 years. Snowboarding debuted as an official discipline. Curling returned to the Olympic Winter programme, this time with a tournament for both men and women. 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.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
Japan 5 1 4 10 1
People's Republic of China 0 6 2 8 2
Republic of Korea 3 1 2 6 3
Kazakhstan 0 0 2 2 4