Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Mount Yakebitai (giant slalom) & Kanbayashi Snowboard Park (halfpipe)
Dates February 8–12, 1998
Competitors 125 from 22 nations
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Snowboarding at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Snowboarding pictogram.svg
Giant slalom men women
Halfpipe   men   women

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

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.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 1 1 0 2
2  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 2
3  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
3  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
4  Norway (NOR) 0 2 0 2
5  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
6  United States (USA) 0 0 2 2
7  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 4 12

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Giant slalom[1]
details
 Ross Rebagliati
Canada (CAN)
2:03.96  Thomas Prugger
Italy (ITA)
2:03.98  Ueli Kestenholz
Switzerland (SUI)
2:04.08
Halfpipe[1]
details
 Gian Simmen
Switzerland (SUI)
85.2  Daniel Franck
Norway (NOR)
82.4  Ross Powers
United States (USA)
82.1

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Giant slalom[1]
details
 Karine Ruby
France (FRA)
2:17.34  Heidi Renoth
Germany (GER)
2:19.17  Brigitte Köck
Austria (AUT)
2:19.42
Halfpipe[1]
details
 Nicola Thost
Germany (GER)
74.6  Stine Brun Kjeldaas
Norway (NOR)
74.2  Shannon Dunn-Downing
United States (USA)
72.8

Participating nations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nagano 1998 Official Report – Volume 3". Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Snowboard: Snowboarding Debuts as an Olympic Sport". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

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