1998 Winter Paralympics
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.
|Host city||Nagano, Japan|
|Motto||Games from the Heart|
|Events||122 in 4 sports|
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.
- Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort: Biathlon
The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation (Japan) is highlighted.
|Totals (10 nations)||106||95||95||296|
|Mascot of the 1998 Winter Paralympics (Nagano)|
The 1998 Winter Paralympics Mascot was Parabbit.
The theme of the Opening Ceremony was Hope, and inspired by a painting by George Frederic Watts. The theme also signifies it was the first Winter Paralympics held in Asia and the last Paralympics of the 20th century.
- "Winter Games Overview". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "Nagano 1998". International Paralympic Committee. 4 October 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009.
- "Nagano 1998". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "Schedule of the Nagano Paralympics". Retrieved 29 October 2016.