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07/02/1998 The XVIII Olympic Winter Games open at Nagano

The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated in February 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The Games saw the introduction of women's ice hockey, curling, and snowboarding. National Hockey League players were allowed to participate in the men's ice hockey.


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  • Host city selection 

  • Organization 

  • Venues 

  • The Games 

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