This is: Olympics 1998 - Nagano
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Olympics 1998 - Nagano, Japan, February 7 - 22
No. of countries: 72
No. of athletes: 2177 (1389 + 788)
No. of events: 68 in 7 sports
Snowboarding and Ice hockey for women is introduced, and in the men's ice hockey the NHL
allowed its players a few weeks off in order to compete in the games. Japan had
home court advantage and won 10 medals, compared to the 19 it had won during
all previous games combined.
There is a 5.0 on the Richter scale earthquake during the games. Tara
Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medallist ever in figure skating at 15
years and 7 months age. Björn Daehlie of Norway wins another 3 gold medals
in cross country skiing, making his total eight.