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Olympic business may yield little gold

HAKUBA, Japan - Just down the road from the slopes...crowd. "We are really hurting here." Hakuba is the venue for the men's and women's...Ota, head of the tourism department at Hakuba Village Hall. "The number is way down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/29/bus_221479.shtml
Business
Fifty days to Nagano: Where's the snow?

HAKUBA, Japan -- The skier looked at the slope as it glistened under a bright sun, and he shook his head. "I haven't seen conditions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/19/oth_219313.shtml
Other sports
Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

...in droves from the ski resorts around Hakuba, the town hosting most of the Olympic...leading ski area. The ski industry in Hakuba alone brings in about $60 million a year...about 30 percent of the slopes around Hakuba. Otherwise, the ski areas will be open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/07/oth_218704.shtml
Other sports
A new Winter Games

...Shiga Kogen area in the town of Yamanouchi. The village of Hakuba, about 30 miles from Nagano City, will host cross country...goshawks and other birds were discovered in the original site at Hakuba. The U.S. Olympic Committee will spend $4 million to bring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/01/oly_221677.shtml
Olympics
Olympic notebook: Crashes mark men's downhill

...The course was surprisingly tough considering that before the Olympics some skiers complained that the Happo'one course in Hakuba would be too easy. "It was fun," said Moe. "I knew it would be faster. I didn't have to adjust. I just skied my plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/13/oly_222409.shtml
Olympics
It's last-chance time for American stars

...heavy snow forced multiple postponements. Local organizers hope to get in four races in two days on the Happo'one course in Hakuba before slalom events start Wednesday at the Mt. Higashidate and Mt. Yakebitai areas in Yamanouchi. The only Alpine medal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/16/edi_222585.shtml
Editorials
No stopping 'Herminator'

...After eight days of delays and postponement, everyone was delighted to finally get some Alpine racing on the courses in Hakuba. The women's downhill was delayed 45 minutes, but once the racing began, officials hurried skiers through the gate. After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/16/edi_222588.shtml
Editorials
Overtime: U.S. group in World Cup includes Iran

...received its first snowfall this week -- 40 inches at the downhill venue and 12 inches at the cross country site, both in Hakuba. He said snow-making equipment will be available at all venues in case there is a shortage of natural snow. AP-CS-12-04-97...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/05/oth_218603.shtml
Other sports
Americans strike double gold

...exuberant Street after her race. A silver medalist in the downhill in 1994, Street was injured last year and had not raced on the Hakuba course until this year. She also fell in her final World Cup race before the Olympics, but was not injured. Alexandra Meissnitzer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/12/oly_222324.shtml
Olympics
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