Who won the first position in 1998 Winter Olympics?

Twenty-six years after the Sapporo Games, the Winter Olympics returned to Japan. The most memorable aspect…… At the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, Bjørndalen won the gold medal in the sprint and shared……

Who won the 1998 Winter Olympics?

Ski jumper Kazuyoshi Funaki won two gold medals and one silver for host nation Japan. The Czech Republic won the gold medal in the men’s ice hockey tournament.

1998 Winter Olympics.

Emblem of the 1998 Winter Olympics
Host city Nagano, Japan
Events 68 in 7 sports (14 disciplines)
Opening 7 February
Closing 22 February

Who won silver medals in 1998?

Larisa Lazutina of Russia won five medals, the most of any competitor; she won three golds, a silver, and a bronze medal in cross-country skiing, winning a medal in every women’s event in her sport.


Event Men’s 10 km
Gold Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway
Silver Frode Andresen Norway
Bronze Ville Räikkönen Finland

Which country won the first Winter Olympics?

It was so popular among the 16 participating nations that, in 1925, the IOC formally created the Winter Olympics, retroactively making Chamonix the first. In Chamonix, Scandinavians dominated the speed rinks and slopes, and Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals.

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How many gold medals did the US woman win in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan?

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.

Where was 1998 Winter Olympics?

Who won the Olympics in 1988?

1988 Summer Olympics medal table

Rank Nation Gold
1 Soviet Union (URS) 55
2 East Germany (GDR) 37
3 United States (USA) 36
4 South Korea (KOR)* 12

What is the oldest Winter Olympic Game?

The Olympic Winter Games Begin

In 1921, the International Olympic Committee gave its patronage to a Winter Sports Week to take place in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This event was a great success, attracting 10,004 paying spectators, and was retrospectively named the First Olympic Winter Games.

Who founded the Winter Olympics?

Balck was a charter member of the IOC and a close friend of Olympic Games founder Pierre de Coubertin. He attempted to have winter sports, specifically figure skating, added to the Olympic programme but was unsuccessful until the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.

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