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1998 Winter Paralympics

VII Paralympic Winter Games
Host city Nagano, Nagano, Japan
Motto Games from the Heart (Japanese: 心からの大会, Kokorokara no Taikai)
Nations participating 32
Athletes participating 571
Events 122 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony March 5
Closing ceremony March 14
Officially opened by Crown Prince Naruhito
Athlete's Oath Yonoe Ryuei
Paralympic Torch Naoya Maruyama
Paralympic Stadium M-Wave
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The 1998 Winter Paralympics (第七回パラリンピック冬季競技大会 Dai Shichi-kai Pararinpikku Tōkikyōgi Taikai), the seventh Winter Paralympics, were held alongside the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan from March 5 to March 14, 1998. They were the first Paralympic Winter Games to be held outside Europe. 571 athletes competed in Nagano; it still remains the highest number of athletes competing at any Winter Paralympics.[1]


  • Sports 1
  • Medal table 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The games consisted of 34 events in four sports: alpine skiing, ice sledge hockey, Ice sledge racing, and nordic skiing. The sport of Nordic skiing comprised two disciplines, the biathlon and cross-country skiing.[2]

Medal table

The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation (Japan) is highlighted.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 18 9 13 40
2 Germany 14 17 13 44
3 United States 13 8 13 34
4 Japan 12 16 13 41
5 Russia 12 10 9 31
6 Switzerland 10 5 8 23
7 Spain 8 0 0 8
8 Austria 7 16 11 34
9 Finland 7 5 7 19
10 France 5 9 8 22

See also


  1. ^ "Winter Games Overview".  
  2. ^ "Nagano 1998".  

External links

  • International Paralympic Committee
  • The event at SVT's open archive (Swedish)

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