Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Happo'one, Hakuba
Date Started: February 9, 1998
Date Finished: February 13, 1998
Format: One downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.
Because of the weather delays in Hakuba that had delayed the start of the downhill, the combined downhill also had to be postponed, and the slalom was conducted before the downhill for the first time in Olympic history. Usually the combined event had the downhill one day and the slalom the next day, but because of the weather, the combined slalom was held on 10 February, and the combined downhill three days later, on 13 February. In fact, the open downhill was held on the same day, in the morning, while the combined downhill went off in the afternoon. The slalom leader was surprise Austrian [Mario Reiter], who was almost not named to the Austrian Olympic team. In second was one of the favorites, Norwegian [Lasse Kjus], but he was almost two seconds behind Reiter. Kjus had already won a silver medal in the downhill in the morning. He then posted the second fastest time in the combined downhill, trailing only Austrian [GÃ¼nther Mader]. But as the last seeded skier down the hill, Reiter was able to hold onto his lead and win the gold medal, with Kjus taking silver. This did make Kjus the first Olympic skier to win two medals in one day.
|AC||Kjetil AndrÃ© Aamodt||26||Norway||NOR||DNF|
|AC||Finn Christian Jagge||31||Norway||NOR||DNF|
|AC||Matt Grosjean||27||United States||USA||DNF|
|AC||James Ormond||24||Great Britain||GBR||DNF|
|AC||Jason Rosener||22||United States||USA||DNF|
|AC||Andrew Freshwater||24||Great Britain||GBR||DNF|
|AC||Chad Fleischer||26||United States||USA||DNF|
|AC||Marcel Maxa||23||Czech Republic||CZE||DQ|