Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Mount Yakebitai (giant slalom) & Kanbayashi Snowboard Park (halfpipe)
Dates February 8–12, 1998
Competitors 125 from 22 nations
2002
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
2:03.96 Thomas Prugger
 Italy
2:03.98 Ueli Kestenholz
 Switzerland
2:04.08
Halfpipe[1]
details
Gian Simmen
 Switzerland
85.2 Daniel Franck
 Norway
82.4 Ross Powers
 United States
82.1

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Giant slalom[1]
details
Karine Ruby
 France
2:17.34 Heidi Renoth
 Germany
2:19.17 Brigitte Köck
 Austria
2:19.42
Halfpipe[1]
details
Nicola Thost
 Germany
74.6 Stine Brun Kjeldaas
 Norway
74.2 Shannon Dunn-Downing
 United States
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" (PDF). 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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