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United States at the 1998 Winter Olympics

The United States competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. With Salt Lake City as the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, a cultural segment of the city was shown at the closing ceremony.

United States at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Nagano
Competitors186 (105 men, 81 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Eric Flaim (Opening) (short track speed skating)
Cammi Granato (Closing) (ice hockey)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
6
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
13
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the discipline-specific sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
A. J. Kitt Downhill N/A DNF
Tommy Moe 1:51.43 12
Kyle Rasmussen 1:51.09 9
Jason Rosener 1:52.33 15
Chad Fleischer Combined DNF
Matt Grosjean 48.32 3 DNF
Jason Rosener DNF
Chad Fleischer Super-G N/A 1:40.19 34
Kyle Rasmussen 1:36.52 13
Tommy Moe 1:35.97 8
Daron Rahlves 1:35.96 7
Sacha Gros Giant slalom 1:24.57 29 1:22.32 29 N/A 2:46.89 26
Bode Miller 1:56.98 46 DSQ DSQ
Casey Puckett DNF DNF
Daron Rahlves 1:22.81 21 1:20.78 22 2:43.59 20
Matt Grosjean Slalom 56.58 11 55.98 16 N/A 1:52.56 15
Chip Knight DNF DNF
Andy LeRoy DNF DNF
Bode Miller 57.52 22 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kirsten Clark Downhill N/A 1:32.25 28
Jonna Mendes 1:30.89 17
Kathleen Monahan 1:32.22 26
Picabo Street 1:29.54 6
Kirsten Clark Combined 1:31.47 17 41.75 21 39.03 19 2:52.25 18
Caroline Lalive 1:31.05 14 37.29 7 36.42 10 2:44.76 7
Jonna Mendes 1:31.16 15 39.92 18 37.51 15 2:48.59 14
Alex Shaffer 1:32.53 19 37.33 9 35.38 6 2:45.24 9
Kirsten Clark Super-G N/A DNF
Jonna Mendes 1:20.35 32
Kathleen Monahan 1:20.25 29
Picabo Street 1:18.02  
Caroline Lalive Giant slalom DNF N/A DNF
Julie Parisien 1:25.34 30 1:37.44 27 3:02.78 28
Sarah Schleper 1:23.63 26 DNF DNF
Alex Shaffer 1:25.02 29 DNF DNF
Kristina Koznick Slalom 46.73 9 DNF N/A DNF
Tasha Nelson DSQ DSQ
Julie Parisien 47.91 22 48.44 13 1:36.35 13
Sarah Schleper 49.17 31 50.25 22 1:39.42 22

BiathlonEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Jay Hakkinen Sprint 31:31.6 3 (1+2) 60
Dan Westover 30:39.5 1 (1+0) 49
Jay Hakkinen Individual 1:02:10.3 4 (1+1+0+2) 42
Robert Rosser 1:08:35.7 7 (1+4+1+1) 69
Andrew Wrickson
Jay Hakkinen
Robert Rosser
Dan Westover
Relay 1:28:13.9 0 (0+0) 17
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Deborah Nordyke Sprint 25:50.5 2 48
Kristina Sabasteanski 25:12.2 1 33
Stacey Wooley 27:03.0 3 58
Kara Salmela Individual 1:04:43.7 5 56
Ntala Skinner 1:09:09.0 3 61
Stacey Wooley 1:03:57.3 2 55
Kristina Sabasteanski
Kara Salmela
Ntala Skinner
Stacey Wooley
Relay 1:48:30.2 1 (0+1) 15

BobsleighEdit

Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Herberich
Robert Olesen
Two-man 54.91 10 54.70 9 54.46 8 54.46 5 3:38.53 7
Brian Shimer
Garrett Hines
54.88 9 54.79 13 54.42 6 54.66 11 3:38.75 10
Jim Herberich
Darrin Steele
John Kasper
Robert Olesen
Four-man 53.74 15 53.72 14 53.81 8 N/A 2:41.27 12
Brian Shimer
Chip Minton
Randy Jones
Garrett Hines
52.93 4 53.42 4 53.73 4 2:40.08 5

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
John Bauer 10 km classical 29:58.4 41
Marcus Nash 32:11.9 78
Justin Wadsworth 30:26.3 47
Patrick Weaver 30:04.4 43
John Bauer 15 km freestyle pursuit 45:24.6 47
Justin Wadsworth 45:18.0 44
Patrick Weaver 45:07.1 40
John Bauer 30 km classical 1:44:15.3 47
Marcus Nash 1:44:37.7 49
Justin Wadsworth 1:42:21.1 37
Patrick Weaver DNF
John Bauer 50 km freestyle 2:24:45.4 53
Marc Gilbertson 2:24:37.5 52
Marcus Nash 2:17:37.8 35
Patrick Weaver 2:20:37.7 44
John Bauer
Marcus Nash
Justin Wadsworth
Patrick Weaver
4×10 km relay 1:48:16.4 17
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Nina Kemppel 5 km classical 20:29.7 67
Laura McCabe 21:06.9 75
Karen Petty 19:36.6 51
Laura Wilson 20:24.6 65
Laura McCabe 10 km freestyle pursuit DNF
Karen Petty 34:12.2 52
Laura Wilson 34:42.4 57
Nina Kemppel 15 km classical 53:57.2 52
Suzanne King 52:58.9 48
Karen Petty 52:45.3 47
Laura Wilson 54:10.4 53
Suzanne King 30 km freestyle 1:34:01.8 43
Laura McCabe 1:35:09.9 49
Karen Petty 1:33:47.3 41
Laura Wilson 1:33:10.6 36
Suzanne King
Laura McCabe
Karen Petty
Laura Wilson
4×5 km relay 1:00:51.2 15

CurlingEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Tie-breaker 1 Tie-breaker 2 Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Rank Opposition
Score
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Score
Rank
Tim Somerville
Mike Peplinski
Myles Brundidge
John Gordon
Tim Solin
Men's tournament   SWE
L 2–6
  CAN
L 3–11
  NOR
W 7–6
  SUI
L 2–7
  GER
W 8–5
  JPN
L 6–8
  GBR
W 6–3
=4 Q   SWE
W 5–2
  JPN
W 5–4
  CAN
L 1–7
Bronze medal final
  NOR
L 4–9
4
Lisa Schoeneberg
Erika Brown
Debbie Henry
Lori Mountford
Stacey Liapis
Women's tournament   CAN
L 6–7
  SWE
L 5–8
  GER
W 8–5
  GBR
L 5–8
  DEN
L 5–8
  NOR
L 8–9
  JPN
W 10–2
7 N/A Did not advance

Men's tournamentEdit

Team
Position Curler
Skip Tim Somerville
Third Mike Peplinski
Second Myles Brundidge
Lead John Gordon
Alternate Tim Solin
Round-robin

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
Semi-final

Saturday, February 14, 18:00

Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Harris)   2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 X X 7
  United States (Somerville) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X 1
Bronze medal match

Sunday, February 15, 9:00

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Somerville)   4th 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 X 4
  Norway (Ramsfjell) 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 X 9

Women's tournamentEdit

Team
Position Curler
Skip Lisa Schoeneberg
Third Erika Brown
Second Debbie Henry
Lead Lori Mountford
Alternate Stacey Liapis
Round-robin

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 Dordi Nordby 2 5
  United States 7th Lisa Schoeneberg 2 5
  Germany Andrea Schöpp 1 6

Figure skatingEdit

Individual
Athlete Event SP FS Total
Rank Rank TFP Rank
Todd Eldredge Men's singles 3 4 5.5 4
Michael Weiss 11 6 11.5 7
Nicole Bobek Ladies' singles 17 17 25.5 17
Michelle Kwan 1 2 2.5  
Tara Lipinski 2 1 2.0  
Mixed
Athlete Event CD1 CD2 SP / OD FD / FD Total
Rank Rank Rank Rank TFP Rank
Kyoko Ina
Jason Dungjen
Pairs N/A 4 4 6.0 4
Jenni Meno
Todd Sand
6 9 12.0 8
Jessica Joseph
Charles Butler
Ice dancing 22 20 20 21 41.4 21
Elizabeth Punsalan
Jerod Swallow
7 7 7 7 14.0 7

Freestyle skiingEdit

Aerials
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank
Eric Bergoust Aerials 121.04 111.57 232.61 4 Q 133.05 122.59 255.64  
Matt Chojnacki 81.65 83.43 165.08 21 Did not advance
Mariano Ferrario 111.17 75.81 186.98 15 Did not advance
Britt Swartley 126.60 120.48 247.08 2 Q 121.70 109.91 231.61 5
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank
Stacey Blumer Aerials 84.00 46.91 130.90 20 Did not advance
Tracy Evans 88.96 58.27 147.23 17 Did not advance
Nikki Stone 78.10 95.90 174.00 4 Q 98.15 94.85 193.00  
Moguls
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Evan Dybvig Moguls DNF 4.55 31 Did not advance
Jim Moran 28.05 22.90 23 Did not advance
Jonny Moseley 25.78 26.53 1 Q 25.10 26.93  
Alexander Wilson 28.10 24.32 10 Q 26.31 24.68 10
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Ann Battelle Moguls 34.01 21.24 16 Q 31.89 23.65 10
Liz McIntyre 34.77 23.07 3 Q 32.79 23.72 8
Donna Weinbrecht 33.47 23.35 1 Q 33.40 24.02 4

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event Preliminary round First round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Rank Opposition
Score
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Rank Opposition
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Score
Rank
United States men's Men's tournament Bye N/A Bye   Sweden
L 2–4
  Belarus
W 5–2
  Canada
L 1–4
3   Czech Republic
L 1–4
Did not advance 6
United States women's Women's tournament   China
W 5–0
  Sweden
W 7–1
  Finland
W 4–2
  Japan
W 10–0
  Canada
W 7–4
1 Q N/A   Canada
W 3–1
 

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

Head Coach: Ron Wilson

Name
John Vanbiesbrouck
Mike Richter
Guy Hebert
Chris Chelios
Brian Leetch
Gary Suter
Derian Hatcher
Kevin Hatcher
Mathieu Schneider
Keith Carney
Bryan Berard
Mike Modano
Bill Guerin
Brett Hull
Pat LaFontaine
Jeremy Roenick
John LeClair
Keith Tkachuk
Doug Weight
Jamie Langenbrunner
Adam Deadmarsh
Tony Amonte
Joel Otto
First round
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6
  Sweden 3 2 1 0 11 7 +4 4
  United States 3 1 2 0 8 10 -2 2
  Belarus 3 0 3 0 4 15 -11 0

All times are local (UTC+9).

February 13, 1998Sweden  4 – 2
(1-2, 2-0, 1-0)
  United StatesThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,985

February 14, 1998United States  5 – 2
(2-1, 1-0, 2-1)
  BelarusThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,975

February 16, 1998Canada  4 – 1
(0-1, 0-2, 1-1)
  United StatesThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,863
Quarterfinal
February 18, 1998Czech Republic  4 – 1
(1-0, 0-3, 0-1)
  United StatesThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,822


Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

Head Coach: Ben Smith

Name
Chris Bailey
Laurie Baker
Alana Blahoski
Lisa Brown-Miller
Karyn Bye - A
Colleen Coyne
Sara Decosta
Tricia Dunn
Cammi GranatoC
Katie King
Shelley Looney
Sue Merz
Allison Mleczko
Tara Mounsey
Vicki Movsessian
Angela Ruggiero
Jenny Potter
Sarah Tueting
Gretchen Ulion
Sandra Whyte
Preliminary round

The first 4 teams (shaded green) advanced to medal round games.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  United States 5 5 0 0 33 7 10
  Canada 5 4 1 0 28 12 8
  Finland 5 3 2 0 27 10 6
  China 5 2 3 0 10 15 4
  Sweden 5 1 4 0 10 21 2
  Japan 5 0 5 0 2 45 0

All times are local (UTC+9).

February 8, 1998
20:00
China  0–5
(0–2, 0–1, 0–2)
  United StatesAqua Wing Arena
Attendance: 3,255

February 9, 1998
16:00
United States  7–1
(1–1, 4–0, 2–0)
  SwedenAqua Wing Arena
Attendance: 3,607

February 11, 1998
20:00
United States  4–2
(1–1, 3–1, 0–0)
  FinlandAqua Wing Arena
Attendance: 3,688

February 12, 1998
16:00
United States  10–0
(5–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  JapanAqua Wing Arena
Attendance: 5,015

February 14, 1998
20:00
Canada  4–7
(1–1, 0–0, 3–6)
  United StatesAqua Wing Arena
Attendance: 5,872
Gold medal game
February 17, 1998
18:00
  United States  3–1
(0–0, 1–0, 2–1)
  Canada  Big Hat
Attendance: 8,626

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Larry Dolan Singles 50.558 15 50.163 12 50.140 12 50.267 12 3:21.128 13
Adam Heidt 50.401 13 49.899 8 49.971 9 49.827 4 3:20.098 9
Wendel Suckow 50.069 6 49.871 7 49.908 6 49.880 5 3:19.728 6
Mark Grimmette
Brian Martin
Doubles 50.716 3 50.501 2 N/A 1:41.217  
Chris Thorpe
Gordy Sheer
50.634 2 50.493 1 1:41.127  
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bethany Calcaterra-McMahon Singles 51.696 7 51.651 7 51.296 7 50.915 8 3:25.5558 8
Cammy Myler 51.795 9 51.654 8 51.219 6 50.807 6 3:25.475 7
Erin Warren 51.644 6 51.461 6 51.364 8 50.859 7 3:25.328 6

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bill Demong Individual 110.5 98.0 208.5 19 44:03.9 40 47:18.9 34
Dave Jarrett 105.5 89.5 195.0 34 42:16.0 25 46:52.0 30
Todd Lodwick 101.0 116.0 217.0 13 42:33.4 28 44:57.4 20
Tim Tetreault 94.0 96.5 190.5 39 42:45.5 29 47:48.5 36
Bill Demong
Dave Jarrett
Todd Lodwick
Tim Tetreault
Team N/A 807.0 9 55:53.6 6 58:38.6 10

Short track speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andy Gabel 500 m 43.899 2 Q 44.124 3 ADV 59.811 4 QB 43.072 7
Rusty Smith 44.584 3 Did not advance
Dan Weinstein 43.492 3 Did not advance
Andy Gabel 1000 m 1:31.672 2 Q 1:35.641 3 ADV 1:32.985 1 QA 1:33.518 4
Scott Koons 1:31.110 4 Did not advance
Rusty Smith 1:33.326 1 Q 1:39.775 4 Did not advance
Eric Flaim
Andy Gabel
Tommy O'Hare
Rusty Smith
5000 m relay N/A 7:16.724 4 QB 7:02.014 6

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round.

Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erin Gleason 500 m 48.767 2 Q 46.425 4 Did not advance
Erin Porter 1:04.113 4 Did not advance
Amy Peterson 46.764 3 Did not advance
Erin Gleason 1000 m 1:36.965 3 Did not advance
Erin Porter 1:52.939 4 Did not advance
Amy Peterson 1:33.530 1 Q 1:36.274 2 Q 1:35.644 4 QB 1:37.348 4
Erin Gleason
Caroline Hallisey
Amy Peterson
Erin Porter
Cathy Turner
3000 m relay N/A 4:33.352 4 QB 4:26.253 5

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round.

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Alan Alborn Normal hill 74.0 79.5 42 Did not advance
Casey Colby 73.0 79.5 42 Did not advance
Brendan Doran 68.5 69.5 52 Did not advance
Randy Weber 71.0 74.5 49 Did not advance
Alan Alborn Large hill 102.5 82.5 44 Did not advance
Casey Colby 109.0 96.2 29 Q 97.0 69.6 30 165.8 30
Brendan Doran 91.5 58.7 58 Did not advance
Randy Weber 98.5 75.3 50 Did not advance
Alan Alborn
Casey Colby
Mike Keuler
Randy Weber
Team large hill N/A 211.5 N/A 279.2 N/A 490.7 12

SnowboardingEdit

Halfpipe
Men
Athlete Event Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ron Chiodi Halfpipe 29.0 31 32.1 23 Did not advance
Ross Powers 38.0 10 39.4 7 Q 82.1  
Todd Richards 32.4 26 39.5 6 Q 69.6 16
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Cara-Beth Burnside Halfpipe 36.7 2 Q Bye 72.6 4
Barrett Christy 30.3 14 31.6 10 Did not advance
Shannon Dunn 33.3 7 36.6 2 Q 72.8  
Michelle Taggart 26.1 18 25.5 15 Did not advance
Giant slalom
Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Adam Hostetter Giant slalom DSQ
Mike Jacoby 1:03.53 1:08.27 2:11.80 17
Chris Klug 59.38 1:05.87 2:05.25 6
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Rosey Fletcher Giant slalom DNF
Lisa Kosglow DNF
Betsy Shaw DSQ
Sondra Van Ert 1:17.89 1:08.67 2:26.56 12

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cory Carpenter 500 m 37.35 39 37.76 36 75.11 36
Dave Cruikshank 36.67 21 36.86 28 73.53 25
Casey FitzRandolph 35.81 3 36.39 13 72.20 6
Marc Pelchat 36.94 32 36.41 15 73.35 23
K. C. Boutiette 1000 m N/A 1:11.75 8
Cory Carpenter 1:13.03 29
Casey FitzRandolph 1:11.64 7
Nate Mills 1:12.61 23
K. C. Boutiette 1500 m N/A 1:50.04 5
Cory Carpenter 1:53.50 32
Casey FitzRandolph 1:53.26 31
Dave Tamburrino 1:54.91 35
K. C. Boutiette 5000 m N/A 6:39.67 14
Dave Tamburrino 6:41.19 16
K. C. Boutiette 10000 m N/A 13:44.03 8
Dave Tamburrino 14:12.00 16
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Moira D'Andrea 500 m 39.83 18 40.09 23 79.92 19
Amy Sannes 40.41 27 40.49 26 80.90 26
Becky Sundstrom 40.20 25 39.66 15 79.86 17
Chris Witty 39.09 6 39.44 12 78.53 10
Moira D'Andrea 1000 m N/A 1:18.38 9
Jennifer Rodriguez 1:19.19 13
Becky Sundstrom 1:18.23 6
Chris Witty 1:16.79  
Moira D'Andrea 1500 m N/A 2:02.47 14
Jennifer Rodriguez 2:00.97 8
Becky Sundstrom 2:01.81 12
Chris Witty 1:58.97  
Kirstin Holum 3000 m N/A 4:12.24 6
Catherine Raney-Norman 4:22.55 22
Jennifer Rodriguez 4:11.64 4
Kirstin Holum 5000 m N/A 7:14.20 7
Jennifer Rodriguez 7:16.78 10

ReferencesEdit

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • Olympic Winter Games 1998, full results by sports-reference.com
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-24.