IV. February 7th to 22nd, 1998 - Nagano, Japan ( Nagano '98 )|
was not a newcomer to Nagano
. In Japanese, ringo means 'apple'
, the fruit, which is one of the top agricultural products of Nagano.
game cards were distributed to the athletes at "Staging" in Calgary
at the end of January, just before the Canadian team left for Nagano. Other events in Calgary included a gala dinner and audio/visual presentation for the Olympic athletes. An exhibition ice-hockey
game was played at the Saddledome between the women's teams
from the U.S.A. and Canada
There were two weekly RINGO
contests starting on February 8th
and on February 15th
. Since this was during the beginning of the age of the internet, the RINGO
website was developed to publish the daily RINGO
clues as well as the team results in the events. This was the first time that only Canadian Olympians were featured for both contests.
A bronze medalist
in the women's 3,000 metre relay
, and gold medalist
in the 500 metre short track
speed skating events, Annie Perreault was also a RINGO winner!
at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics
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