This was the first Olympics in which the National Hockey League (NHL) took a break allowing national teams to be constructed using the best possible talent from each country. The 1998 Olympic tournament therefore came to be known as the “Tournament of the Century”.
What event was added to the Winter Olympics in 1998?
Two new sports, curling and snowboarding, were added to the Winter Olympic program.
What happened in the 1998 Olympics?
This was the second Winter Olympics to be held in Japan, and the third Olympic Games overall, after the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.
1998 Winter Olympics.
|Emblem of the 1998 Winter Olympics|
|Host city||Nagano, Japan|
|Opened by||Emperor Akihito|
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.
How many Winter Olympic Games were held in the 1990s?
Beginning in 1994, the winter Olympic Games were held in completely different years (two years apart) than the summer Games. Winter Games were held just two years apart in 1992 and 1994 to achieve this.
List of Winter Olympic Games Host Cities.
|Dates Held||February 8-23|
Where was the 2000 Olympics held?
Where were the first Winter Olympics held?
Where was the Winter Olympics 2002?
What was the name of the predecessor of the Winter Olympic Games?
The predecessor to the Winter Olympics was the Nordic Games. Founded by General Viktor Gustaf Balck, it was the first international multi-sport event that focused on winter sports.