Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano
Competitors 144 (81 men, 63 women) in 12 sports
Flag bearer Jean-Luc Brassard (Opening)
Catriona LeMay Doan (Closing)
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
6
Silver
5
Bronze
4
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Canada's biggest story at these games was the failure of the men's ice hockey team to win a medal. For the first time, Canada's best players (professional players from the National Hockey League) were able to compete at the Olympics, so Canadians had high expectations. The team lost its semi-final game to the Czech Republic when goaltender Dominik Hašek stopped all five shots he faced in the tie-breaking shootout. Canada lost the bronze medal game to Finland.

The women's ice hockey team, on the other hand, captured a silver medal in the first Games to feature the women's event.

For the first time, curling was included as an official event, having been showcased as a demonstration sport at Lillehammer in 1992, and both Canadian teams reached the podium.

Also making the news was Ross Rebagliati's disqualification for marijuana being found in his system and having his gold medal stripped. The IOC reinstated the medal days later.

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Brian Stemmle Downhill DNF
Luke Sauder DNF
Kevin Wert 1:52.67 19
Ed Podivinsky 1:50.71 5
Ed Podivinsky Super-G DSQ
Brian Stemmle 1:36.40 12
Thomas Grandi Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Thomas Grandi Slalom DNF DNF

Men's combined

Athlete Slalom Downhill Total
Time 1 Time 2 Time Total time Rank
Ed Podivinsky 51.48 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Mélanie Turgeon Downhill 1:31.45 22
Kate Pace-Lindsay 1:31.30 19
Kate Pace-Lindsay Super-G 1:19.89 27
Mélanie Turgeon 1:19.20 20
Katerina Tichy Slalom 47.93 DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Total time Rank
Mélanie Turgeon DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Kevin Quintilio 3 32:32.6 66
Steve Cyr 3 30:35.0 48
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Kevin Quintilio 1'01:37.2 4 1'05:37.2 64
Steve Cyr 58:12.9 6 1'04:12.9 55
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Michelle Collard 0 25:26.1 38
Myriam Bédard 0 25:11.3 32
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Nikki Keddie 1'03:46.5 5 1'08:46.5 60
Myriam Bédard 59:44.1 3 1'02:44.1 50
Women's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Kristin Berg
Myriam Bédard
Nikki Keddie
Michelle Collard
3 1'53:15.0 17

1A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2One minute added per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Pierre Lueders
Dave MacEachern
Two-man 54.56 2 54.28 1 54.16 2 54.24 1 3:37.24 1
CAN-2 Chris Lori
Jack Pyc
Two-man 54.74 5 54.72 10 54.71 12 54.79 14 3:38.98 12
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Pierre Lueders
Ricardo Greenidge
Jack Pyc
Dave MacEachern
Four-man 53.14 10 53.44 5 53.81 8 2:40.39 9
CAN-2 Chris Lori
Ben Hindle
Matt Hindle
Ian Danney
Four-man 53.52 11 53.69 13 53.93 13 2:41.14 11

Cross-country skiing[edit]

[1]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Yves Bilodeau 31:56.9 75
Guido Visser 31:50.8 71
Chris Blanchard 30:37.1 51
Robin McKeever 30:32.2 48
15 km
pursuit1
F
Guido Visser 48:43.5 58
Chris Blanchard 47:44.3 56
30 km
C
Guido Visser 1'55:04.1 64
Robin McKeever 1'51:23.5 62
Donald Farley 1'50:47.8 61
50 km
F
Donald Farley DNF
Guido Visser 2'33:49.7 62
Robin McKeever 2'28:19.0 58
Chris Blanchard 2'26:58.9 56

1 Starting delay based om 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Donald Farley
Robin McKeever
Chris Blanchard
Guido Visser
1'49:27.4 18
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Jaime Fortier 21:20.8 77
Sara Renner 21:02.4 74
Milaine Thériault 19:41.8 54
Beckie Scott 19:32.6 47
10 km
pursuit2
F
Sara Renner 36:36.7 64
Milaine Thériault 34:29.8 56
Beckie Scott 33:04.8 45
15 km
C
Marie-Odile Raymond 56:53.3 62
Beckie Scott 55:43.7 60
Milaine Thériault 55:38.2 59
30 km
F
Marie-Odile Raymond 1'41:07.2 56
Sara Renner 1'40:14.6 54
Beckie Scott 1'35:47.4 51

2 Starting delay based om 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Beckie Scott
Milaine Thériault
Sara Renner
Jaime Fortier
1'01:09.9 16

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
Canada Mike Harris 6 1
Norway Eigil Ramsfjell 5 2
Switzerland Patrick Hürlimann 5 2
United States Tim Somerville 3 4
Japan Makoto Tsuruga 3 4
Sweden Peja Lindholm 3 4
Great Britain Douglas Dryburgh 2 5
Germany Andy Kapp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Canada 7–4  Japan
 Canada 11–3  United States
 Canada 10–3  United Kingdom
 Germany 6–10  Canada
 Canada 8–3   Switzerland
 Sweden 3–6  Canada
 Norway 10–8  Canada

Medal round[edit]

Semi-final

Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Harris) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 X X 7
United States (Somerville) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X 1

Gold medal match

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Harris) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 X X 3
Switzerland (Hürlimann) 0 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 X X 9
Contestants Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Silver medal Mike Harris Richard Hart Collin Mitchell George Karrys Paul Savage

Women's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
Canada Sandra Schmirler 6 1
Sweden Elisabet Gustafson 6 1
Denmark Helena Blach Lavrsen 5 2
Great Britain Kirsty Hay 4 3
Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 2 5
Norway Dordi Nordby 2 5
United States Lisa Schoeneberg 2 5
Germany Andrea Schöpp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Canada 7–6  United States
 Norway 6–5  Canada
 Japan 4–7  Canada
 Canada 9–5  Denmark
 Canada 8–3  United Kingdom
 Sweden 5–7  Canada
 Canada 8–5  Germany

Medal round[edit]

Semi-final

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Schmirler) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 6
Great Britain (Hay) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5

Gold medal match

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Denmark (Lavrsen) 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X 5
Canada (Schmirler) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 X 7
Contestants Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Gold medal Sandra Schmirler Jan Betker Joan McCusker Marcia Gudereit Atina Ford

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Jeff Langdon 17 10 18.5 12
Elvis Stojko 2 3 4.0 2
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon
Luc Bradet
12 16 22.0 16
Kristy Sargeant
Kris Wirtz
11 12 17.5 12
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD1 CD2 OD FD TFP Rank
Chantal Lefebvre
Michel Brunet
19 19 19 19 38.0 19
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Victor Kraatz
5 4 4 3 7.2 4

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Dominick Gauthier Moguls 28.19 23.90 17 Did not advance
Stéphane Rochon 28.11 24.62 8 Q 24.64 25.01 8
Jean-Luc Brassard 27.40 24.73 7 Q 25.22 25.52 4
Ryan Johnson 27.98 25.12 5 Q 27.35 25.25 7
Nicolas Fontaine Aerials 219.60 8 Q 216.93 10
Jeff Bean 224.86 7 Q 210.77 11
Andy Capicik 227.39 5 Q 209.01 12
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Josée Charbonneau Moguls 36.02 18.54 24 Did not advance
Tami Bradley 35.53 21.28 15 Q 34.96 15.02 16
Ann-Marie Pelchat 33.47 23.35 1 Q 33.36 23.95 5
Caroline Olivier Aerials 133.94 19 Did not advance
Veronica Brenner 174.86 3 Q 151.15 9

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's Tournament[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 11 7 +4 4
 United States 3 1 2 0 8 10 -2 2
 Belarus 3 0 3 0 4 15 -11 0

All times are local (UTC-7).

13 February 1998 Canada  5 – 0
(0-2, 0-2, 0-1)
 Belarus The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,960
14 February 1998 Canada  3 – 2
(0-1, 3-0, 0-1)
 Sweden The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,945
16 February 1998 Canada  4 – 1
(0-1, 0-2, 1-1)
 United States The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,863

Quarter-final[edit]

All times are local (UTC-7).

18 February 1998 Canada  4 – 1
(2-1, 2-0, 0-0)
 Kazakhstan The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,602

Semi-final[edit]

All times are local (UTC-7).

20 February 1998 Canada  1 – 2 (SO)
(0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1)
 Czech Republic The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,279

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC-7).

21 February 1998 Finland  3 – 2
(2-1, 0-1, 1-0)
 Canada 4th The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,875

Women's Tournament[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

The First 4 teams (shaded green) advanced to medal round games.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 5 5 0 0 33 7 10
 Canada 5 4 1 0 28 12 8
 Finland 5 3 2 0 27 10 6
 China 5 2 3 0 10 15 4
 Sweden 5 1 4 0 10 21 2
 Japan 5 0 5 0 2 45 0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Canada 13–0  Japan
 Canada 2–0  China
 Sweden 3–5  Canada
 Finland 2–4  Canada
 Canada 4–7  United States

Gold Medal Game[edit]

17 February
United States  3 – 1  Canada 2 Big Hat (8,626)
First period Ref: Canada Marina Zenk
no scoring
Second period
G. Ulion (S. Whyte, S. Merz) (pp) 2:38
Third period
S. Looney (S. Whyte, G. Ulion) (pp) 10:57
D. Goyette (H. Wickenheiser, G. Heaney) (pp) 15:59
S. Whyte (en) 19:52
Game stats
Silver:
 Canada

Jennifer Botterill
Thérèse Brisson
Cassie Campbell
Judy Diduck
Nancy Drolet
Lori Dupuis
Danielle Goyette
Geraldine Heaney
Jayna Hefford
Becky Kellar
Kathy McCormack
Karen Nystrom
Lesley Reddon
Manon Rhéaume
France St-Louis
Laura Schuler
Fiona Smith
Vicky Sunohara
Hayley Wickenheiser
Stacy Wilson-C

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tyler Seitz 50.689 19 50.948 23 50.400 14 50.405 14 3:22.442 18
Clay Ives 50.632 17 50.348 16 50.858 21 50.437 16 3:22.275 15

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
François Drolet 500 m 43.551 1 Q DSQ Did not advance
Marc Gagnon 43.901 2 Q 43.254 1 Q 42.780 2 Q 1:15.60 4
Éric Bédard 43.342 1 Q 43.113 3 Did not advance
Éric Bédard 1000 m 1:32.975 2 Q 1:29.622 2 Q 1:36.233 2 QA 1:32.661 3
François Drolet 1:32.949 1 Q 1:32.513 3 Did not advance
Marc Gagnon 1:30.476 2 Q DSQ Did not advance
Éric Bédard
Derrick Campbell
François Drolet
Marc Gagnon
5000 m relay 7:05.766 1 QA 7:06.075 1
Women
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Tania Vicent 500 m 1:10.212 4 Did not advance
Annie Perreault 45.866 2 Q 46.421 1 Q 45.612 1 QA 46.568 1
Isabelle Charest 46.085 1 Q 46.194 2 Q 44.991 OR 1 QA DSQ
Isabelle Charest 1000 m 1:39.729 1 Q 1:37.200 1 Q 1:35.741 3 QB 1:37.813 7
Annie Perreault 1:39.128 2 Q 1:35.302 5 Did not advance
Tania Vicent 1:40.923 3 Did not advance
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Annie Perreault
Tania Vicent
3000 m relay 4:24.152 2 QA 4:21.205 3

Snowboarding[edit]

Men's giant slalom
Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Mark Fawcett DNF DNF
Darren Chalmers 1:04.09 DSQ DSQ
Ross Rebagliati 59.87 1:04.09 2:03.96 1
Jasey-Jay Anderson 59.31 1:12.02 2:11.33 16
Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Trevor Andrew 24.1 36 32.4 21 Did not advance
Mike Michalchuk 32.3 27 41.4 2 QF 76.0 8
Derek Heidt 35.6 16 35.8 17 Did not advance
Brett Carpentier 36.3 13 41.8 1 QF 75.6 9
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Lori Glazier 25.9 19 29.1 13 Did not advance
Tara Teigen 32.9 8 33.3 6 Did not advance
Natasza Zurek 33.9 6 11.6 21 Did not advance
Maëlle Ricker 34.4 4 QF 71.1 5

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Jeremy Wotherspoon 36.04 7 35.80 2 71.84 2
Pat Bouchard 35.96 5 36.09 4 72.05 5
Sylvain Bouchard 35.90 4 36.10 5 72.00 4
Kevin Overland 35.78 2 36.08 3 71.86 3
1000 m Pat Bouchard 1:12.49 19
Kevin Overland 1:11.90 9
Jeremy Wotherspoon 1:11.39 6
Sylvain Bouchard 1:11.29 5
1500 m Neal Marshall 1:52.93 30
Kevin Marshall 1:52.77 26
Steven Elm 1:52.70 25
Kevin Overland 1:52.07 20
5000 m Mark Knoll 6:50.55 24
Steven Elm 6:48.67 23
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Michelle Morton 42.95 36 39.84 17 82.79 33
Linda Johnson-Blair 39.24 11 39.57 14 78.81 13
Susan Auch 38.42 2 38.51 2 76.93 2
Catriona Le May Doan 38.39 1 38.21 OR 1 76.60 1
1000 m Sylvie Cantin 1:22.46 33
Linda Johnson-Blair 1:20.42 21
Susan Auch 1:19.82 18
Catriona Le May Doan 1:17.37 3
1500 m Isabelle Doucet 2:06.45 29
Ingrid Liepa 2:04.60 24
Catriona Le May Doan 2:02.19 13
3000 m Ingrid Liepa 4:27.99 25
Susan Massitti 4:21.66 21
Cindy Overland 4:20.81 19

Official Outfitter[edit]

  • Roots Canada became the official outfitter of clothing for members of the Canadian Olympic team. The same clothing was also sold at Roots stores in Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagano (Hakuba), Japan, 1998, Cross Country Canada