Japan at the 1928 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the
1928 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in St. Moritz
Competitors6 (men) in 3 sports
Flag bearerSubaru Takahashi
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Subaru Takahashi 2'10:57 37
Minoru Nagata 2'04:23 32
Sakuta Takefushi 2'04:20 31
Takeo Yazawa 2'02:29 27
50 km Takeji Aso DNF
Sakuta Takefushi 6'08:50 26
Subaru Takahasi 6'05:25 25
Minoru Nagata 6'02:24 24

Nordic combined[edit]


  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Sakuta Takefushi Individual DNF DNF

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Motohiko Ban Normal hill 34.0 (fall) 39.0 4.000 38


  • Comité Olympique Suisse (1928). Résultats des Concours des IImes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: Imprimerie du Léman. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by sports-reference.com