Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics
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|
|Snowboarding at the
1998 Winter Olympics
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.
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.
|6||United States (USA)||0||0||2||2|
|74.6||Stine Brun Kjeldaas
Twenty-two nations participated in snowboarding at the Nagano Games.
- "Nagano 1998 Official Report – Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- "Olympic Snowboard: Snowboarding Debuts as an Olympic Sport". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website. Retrieved February 24, 2014.