Norway at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Norway competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Norway at the
1998 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in Nagano
Competitors76 (49 men, 27 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Espen Bredesen (Ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
10
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
25
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Hans Petter Buraas Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Gold Ole Einar Bjørndalen Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
  Gold Halvard Hanevold Biathlon Men's 20 km
  Gold Bjørn Dæhlie Cross-country skiing Men's 10 km (classical)
  Gold Thomas Alsgaard Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km pursuit (freestyle)
  Gold Bjørn Dæhlie Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km (freestyle)
  Gold Sture Sivertsen
Erling Jevne
Bjørn Dæhlie
Thomas Alsgaard
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
  Gold Bjarte Engen Vik Nordic combined Men's individual
  Gold Halldor Skard
Kenneth Braaten
Bjarte Engen Vik
Fred Børre Lundberg
Nordic combined Men's team
  Gold Ådne Søndrål Speed skating Men's 1500 m
  Silver Lasse Kjus Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Silver Ole Kristian Furuseth Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Silver Lasse Kjus Alpine skiing Men's combined
  Silver Frode Andresen Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
  Silver Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
  Silver Bjørn Dæhlie Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km pursuit (freestyle)
  Silver Erling Jevne Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km (classical)
  Silver Bente Martinsen
Marit Mikkelsplass
Elin Nilsen
Anita Moen Guidon
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
  Silver Daniel Franck Snowboarding Men's halfpipe
  Silver Stine Brun Kjeldaas Snowboarding Women's halfpipe
  Bronze Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete-Skjelbreid-Poirée
Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 km relay
  Bronze Bente Martinsen Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km (classical)
  Bronze Anita Moen Guidon Cross-country skiing Women's 15 km (classical)
  Bronze Eigil Ramsfjell
Jan Thoresen
Stig-Arne Gunnestad
Anthon Grimsmo
Tore Torvbråten
Curling Men's tournament
  Bronze Kari Traa Freestyle skiing Women's moguls

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Kjetil André Aamodt Downhill 1:51.72 13
Lasse Kjus 1:50.51  
Lasse Kjus Super-G 1:36.25 9
Kjetil André Aamodt 1:35.67 5
Harald Christian Strand Nilsen Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Kjetil André Aamodt DNF DNF
Lasse Kjus 1:21.92 1:18.73 2:40.65 8
Tom Stiansen 1:21.40 1:21.48 2:42.88 17
Finn Christian Jagge Slalom 56.06 55.33 1:51.39 7
Tom Stiansen 55.70 55.20 1:50.90 4
Ole Kristian Furuseth 55.53 55.11 1:50.64  
Hans Petter Buraas 55.28 54.03 1:49.31  

Men's combined

Athlete Slalom Downhill Total
Time 1 Time 2 Time Total time Rank
Kjetil André Aamodt 50.29 44.97 DNF DNF
Finn Christian Jagge 50.22 45.16 DNF DNF
Lasse Kjus 48.09 45.57 1:34.99 3:08.65  
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Kristine Kristiansen Downhill DNF
Trude Gimle 1:30.87 16
Ingeborg Helen Marken 1:30.19 11
Trude Gimle Super-G 1:19.71 25
Ingeborg Helen Marken 1:19.16 19
Kristine Kristiansen 1:19.02 17
Noriyo Hiroi Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Kristine Kristiansen 1:23.04 1:35.67 2:58.71 22
Andrine Flemmen 1:20.04 1:34.90 2:54.94 10
Trude Gimle Slalom DNF DNF
Andrine Flemmen DNF DNF
Trine Bakke-Rognmo 47.17 DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Total time Rank
Trude Gimle DNF DNF
Ingeborg Helen Marken 1:30.65 39.00 37.54 2:47.19 13
Kristine Kristiansen 1:30.61 38.49 DNF DNF

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Egil Gjelland 1 28:49.1 13
Halvard Hanevold 2 28:40.8 8
Frode Andresen 2 28:17.8  
Ole Einar Bjørndalen 0 27:16.2  
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Frode Andresen 54:51.0 5 59:51.0 19
Dag Bjørndalen 57:34.7 1 58:34.7 10
Ole Einar Bjørndalen 54:16.8 4 58:16.8 7
Halvard Hanevold 55:16.4 1 56:16.4  
Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
0 1'21:56.3  
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Gunn Margit Andreassen 4 26:36.2 56
Ann Elen Skjelbreid 4 25:22.8 37
Liv Grete Skjelbreid-Poirée 3 24:44.0 23
Annette Sikveland 2 24:09.5 15
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Gunn Margit Andreassen 56:28.5 5 1'01:28.5 40
Ann Elen Skjelbreid 54:00.3 7 1'01:00.3 34
Liv Grete Skjelbreid 52:21.2 5 57:21.2 15
Annette Sikveland 53:38.7 3 56:38.7 8
Women's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
2 1'40:37.3  
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
NOR-1 Arnfinn Kristiansen
Jørn Stian Dahl
Peter Kildal
Dagfinn Aarskog
Four-man 53.96 18 53.78 15 54.33 17 2:42.07 17

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Sture Sivertsen 28:10.6 9
Erling Jevne 27:58.7 7
Thomas Alsgaard 27:48.1 5
Bjørn Dæhlie 27:24.5  
15 km
pursuit1
F
Sture Sivertsen 43:29.2 27
Bjørn Dæhlie 39:38.8  
Thomas Alsgaard 39:37.7  
30 km
C
Thomas Alsgaard DNF
Bjørn Dæhlie 1'40:18.5 20
Sture Sivertsen 1'39:44.9 15
Erling Jevne 1'35:27.1  
50 km
F
Tor-Arne Hetland 2'15:21.7 24
Anders Eide 2'11:06.9 11
Thomas Alsgaard 2'07:21.5 6
Bjørn Dæhlie 2'05:08.2  
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Sture Sivertsen
Erling Jevne
Bjørn Dæhlie
Thomas Alsgaard
1'40:55.7  
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Trude Dybendahl Hartz 18:08.0 8
Anita Moen-Guidon 18:04.4 7
Marit Mikkelsplass 17:53.5 6
Bente Martinsen 17:49.4  
10 km
pursuit2
F
Marit Mikkelsplass 30:15.3 14
Trude Dybendahl Hartz 29:36.0 11
Bente Martinsen 29:34.1 9
Anita Moen-Guidon 29:27.6 8
15 km
C
Bente Martinsen 48:19.0 6
Trude Dybendahl Hartz 48:19.0 6
Marit Wold-Mikkelsplass 48:12.5 5
Anita Moen Guidon 47:52.6  
30 km
F
Trude Dybendahl Hartz DNF
Maj Helen Sorkmo 1'29:16.9 19
Marit Wold-Mikkelsplass 1'25:36.9 9
Elin Nilsen 1'24:24.5 4
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Bente Martinsen
Marit Mikkelsplass
Elin Nilsen
Anita Moen Guidon
55:38.0  

CurlingEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
  Canada Mike Harris 6 1
  Norway Eigil Ramsfjell 5 2
  Switzerland Patrick Hürlimann 5 2
  United States Tim Somerville 3 4
  Japan Makoto Tsuruga 3 4
  Sweden Peja Lindholm 3 4
  Great Britain Douglas Dryburgh 2 5
  Germany Andy Kapp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Norway 2–4   United Kingdom
  Germany 5–7   Norway
  United States 7–6   Norway
  Norway 5–3   Japan
  Norway 7–4   Sweden
   Switzerland 4–5   Norway
  Norway 10–8   Canada

Medal roundEdit

Semi-final

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ramsfjell)   0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 7
  Switzerland (Hürlimann) 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 8

Bronze medal game

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Somerville)   0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 X 4
  Norway (Ramsfjell)   0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 X 9
Contestants Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Bronze medal Eigil Ramsfjell Jan Thoresen Stig-Arne Gunnestad Anthon Grimsmo Tore Torvbråten

Women's tournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
  Canada Sandra Schmirler 6 1
  Sweden Elisabet Gustafson 6 1
  Denmark Helena Blach Lavrsen 5 2
  Great Britain Kirsty Hay 4 3
  Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 2 5
  Norway 6th Dordi Nordby 2 5
  United States Lisa Schoeneberg 2 5
  Germany Andrea Schöpp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Norway 2–8   Sweden
  Norway 6–5   Canada
  Norway 4–6   United Kingdom
  Norway 6–7   Germany
  Japan 8–4   Norway
  United States 8–9   Norway
  Denmark 8–3   Norway

Contestants

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Dordi Nordby Marianne Haslum Kristin Løvseth Hanne Woods Grethe Wolan

Freestyle skiingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Kari Traa Moguls 35.19 22.51 8 Q 32.69 24.09  
Hilde Synnøve Lid Aerials 168.79 5 Q 160.18 6

Nordic combinedEdit

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Halldor Skard Individual 186.0 42 DNF
Kristian Hammer 203.5 24 46:07.7 26
Fred Børre Lundberg 205.0 22 44:32.3 16
Bjarte Engen Vik 241.0 1 41:21.1  

Men's Team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Halldor Skard
Kenneth Braaten
Bjarte Engen Vik
Fred Børre Lundberg
901.0 3 54:11.5  

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Roar Ljøkelsøy Normal hill 74.0 80.0 40 Did not advance
Espen Bredesen 74.5 82.5 36 Did not advance
Henning Stensrud 81.0 96.0 24 Q 81.0 97.0 193.0 23
Kristian Brenden 87.5 112.0 6 Q 84.0 103.5 215.5 8
Henning Stensrud Large hill 106.5 89.7 38 Did not advance
Kristian Brenden 113.0 104.4 24 Q 127.0 130.1 234.5 13
Roar Ljøkelsøy 119.5 116.6 7 Q 124.0 125.7 242.3 9
Lasse Ottesen 121.0 118.8 5 Q 122.0 120.1 238.9 10
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Henning Stensrud
Lasse Ottesen
Roar Ljøkelsøy
Kristian Brenden
870.6 4
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

SnowboardingEdit

Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Roger Hjelmstadstuen 35.2 18 31.3 25 Did not advance
Kim Christiansen 38.1 9 37.7 12 Did not advance
Klas Vangen 38.3 7 QF 70.9 15
Daniel Franck 39.6 4 QF 82.4  
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Christel Thoresen 24.3 22 24.4 17 Did not advance
Anne Molin Kongsgård 29.3 16 29.2 12 Did not advance
Stine Brun Kjeldaas 37.6 1 QF 74.2  

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Roger Strøm 36.53 14 36.15 7 72.68 10
Grunde Njøs 36.32 11 DNF DNF
1000 m Roger Strøm 1:13.58 34
Grunde Njøs 1:12.27 14
1500 m Brigt Rykkje 1:52.91 29
Steinar Johansen 1:52.88 28
Ådne Søndrål 1:47.87 WR  
5000 m Remi Hereide 6:39.35 12
Lasse Sætre 6:38.95 11
Kjell Storelid 6:37.12 8
10,000 m Remi Hereide 14:09.90 15
Lasse Sætre 13:42.94 7
Kjell Storelid 13:35.95 5
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Edel Therese Høiseth 40.02 23 39.99 20 80.01 20
1000 m Edel Therese Høiseth 1:19.23 14
1500 m Anette Tønsberg 2:03.03 17
3000 m Anette Tønsberg 4:19.24 15
5000 m Anette Tønsberg 7:28.39 13

ReferencesEdit