Day 4: February 9, 1998
A Giant Loss for U.S. Women
High hopes for U.S. women in snowboading's giant slalom are wiped out by "death cookies."
((John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Snowboarding Section | Story
The Day's Headlines
Hackl Wins Third in a Row
German golden again in luge, by Georg.
Racer Hopes to Keep Clapping
Casey FitzRandolph a believer in clap skates.
U.S. Women Keep Rolling
Hockey team beats Sweden, 7-1.
Ice Hockey Section
Skiers Return to the Slopes
Alpine skiing gets started despite more snow.
Alpine Skiing Section
For Women, Goals Didn't Come Easy
Tony Kornheiser: Olympic nights lack stars.
Michelle Kwan ragged after arrival.
Gold: Georg Hackl, Germany
Silver: Armin Zoeggeler, Italy
Bronze: Jens Mueller, Germany, 3:19.09
Women's Giant Slalom
Gold: Karine Ruby, France
Silver: Heidi Renoth, Germany
Bronze: Brigitte Koeck, Austria
Women's 5K Classical
Gold: Larissa Lazutina, Russia
Silver: Katerina Neumannova, Czech Republic
Bronze: Bente Martinsen, Norway, 17:49.4
Quote of the Day
"This is an El Niño year, and that's why we've been so concerned about having no snow. This is an irony, isn't it?"
Soichiro Yoshida, one of the main forces behind bringing the Games to Nagano, which has been hampered by several snowstorms.