Luxembourg at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Luxembourg sent a delegation to compete at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan from 7–22 February 1998. This was Luxembourg's sixth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. The Luxembourgian delegation consisted of a single athlete, figure skater Patrick Schmit. In the men's singles he finished in 29th place.

Luxembourg at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Flag of Luxembourg.svg
IOC codeLUX
NOCLuxembourg Olympic and Sporting Committee
Websitewww.teamletzebuerg.lu (in French)
in Nagano
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Patrick Schmit
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

BackgroundEdit

Luxembourg first joined Olympic competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics and had their first participation at the Winter Olympic Games at the 1928 Winter Olympics.[1] Their participation at the Winter Olympics since has been sporadic, Luxembourg did not send a delegation to any Winter Olympics from 1948 to 1984.[1] Nagano marked their sixth appearance at a Winter Olympics.[1] The Luxembourgian delegation to Nagano consisted of a single figure skater, Patrick Schmit.[2] He was chosen as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[1]

Figure skatingEdit

Patrick Schmit was 23 years old at the time of the Nagano Olympics, and was making his only Olympic appearance.[3] The men's singles event was held over two nights, with the short program being contested on 12 February, and the free skate taking place on 14 February.[4] In the short program, he received a total score of 71.5 points, which put him 29th and last for that round of the competition.[5] Only the top 24 were allowed to proceed to the free skate, meaning Schmit was eliminated on the first night of the competition.[4]

Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Patrick Schmit 29 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Luxembourg". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Luxembourg at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Patrick Schmit Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Figure Skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Singles". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Singles Short Program". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.