Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Snowboarding, Nagano 1998.png
Venue Mount Yakebitai (giant slalom) & Kanbayashi Snowboard Park (halfpipe)
Dates8–12 February 1998
Competitors125 from 22 nations
2002  

The snowboarding competition of the 1998 Winter Olympics was held at Mount Yakebitai and Kanbayashi Snowboard Park. The competition took place between 8 and 12 February 1998 and featured four events: Men's and Women's giant slalom and halfpipe. [1] [2]

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This was the first Olympic appearance of snowboarding. Although a separate snowboard federation was established in 1994, the International Ski Federation brought snowboard under its jurisdiction with encouragement from the IOC. [3]

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1102
2Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)1012
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1001
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0202
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0101
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)0022
8Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Totals (8 nations)44412

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Giant slalom [1]
details
Ross Rebagliati
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:03.96 Thomas Prugger
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:03.98 Ueli Kestenholz
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:04.08
Halfpipe [1]
details
Gian Simmen
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
85.2 Daniel Franck
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
82.4 Ross Powers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
82.1

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Giant slalom [1]
details
Karine Ruby
Flag of France.svg  France
2:17.34 Heidi Renoth
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2:19.17 Brigitte Köck
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:19.42
Halfpipe [1]
details
Nicola Thost
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
74.6 Stine Brun Kjeldaas
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
74.2 Shannon Dunn-Downing
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
72.8

Participating nations

Twenty-two nations participated in snowboarding at the Nagano Games. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Nagano 1998 Official Report – Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  2. "Snowboarding at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. "Olympic Snowboard: Snowboarding Debuts as an Olympic Sport". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website. Retrieved 24 February 2014.