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History of Nagano Olympics

The original ones were selected from the articles related to Olympics, appeared in our newspapers, which are all written in Japanese. A new software system called Internet New Esperanto (INE) was used to translate them into English and Chinese. This system is not perfect yet, so that we must excuse for incompleteness of the translation.

The INE project, which aims to propose a new standard language for Internet, is developed by Shinshu University, Co.Ltd. Densan and the Shinano Mainichi Newspaper. From this language, the translations to many languages are easy, and the converse is also true. People will understand other languages more deeply and will have an occasion to be interested in them, by our INE system.

1992
  • Ski jump tower at Hakuba completed
  • japanese
    1993
  • Yamanouchi Town agrees Alpine venue change
  • japanese
    1994
  • NAOC announces televising rights is to CBS
  • japanese
  • MIZUNO named first "Nagano Olympic Gold Sponsor"
  • japanese
  • Fundamental plan of Nagano Olympic Culture Program decided
  • japanese
  • Eastman Kodak named first "International Sponsor" of Nagano Olympic Games
  • japanese
    1995
  • Yamanouchi Town to hold Snowboarding at Mt. Yakebitai and at Kanbayashi Hot Spring
  • japanese
  • Keita Asari named Executive Producer for Olympic Games
  • European telecasting rights of Nagano Olympic Games agreed to 7,200,000,000 yen
  • japanese
  • NAOC decides basic plan of management; participation of children and coexistence with nature underlying theme
  • japanese
  • River fish in Goal area of Olympic Downhill relocated
  • japanese
  • NAOC changes $6,000,000 of foreign deposits to yen as countermeasure for foreign exchange
  • japanese
  • Olympics doping inspection facility set at Nagano Public Health Center
  • japanese
  • Construction of Nagano Olympic Games information system begins
  • japanese
  • Ice Hockey Rink of Nagano Olympic Games opens
  • japanese
  • Snowboard Halfpipe Course at Yamanouchi completed
  • japanese
  • Policy and outline of participation for "Nagano Olympic Festival of Culture and Art" decided
  • japanese
    1996
  • Nagano Olympics "Official Supplier" advertised for 700 million yen
  • japanese
  • Olympics telecasting rights of Japan triple Lillehammer at 3.900 billion yen
  • japanese
  • Shinshu University engineering students support Nagano Olympics in information field
  • chinesejapanese
  • Nagano Olympic Games coverage at traveling expenses 1000 dollars per athlete
  • chinesejapanese
  • NAOC special committee advances plan for three zones in Olympic Village
  • japanese
  • Figure skating Palace -White Ring- completed in Nagano City
  • chinesejapanese
  • "Environmental Message" delegation from Lillehammer arrives in Nagano
  • japanese
  • 4,000 participate in 500 Days Olympic Countdown Event in Nagano
  • chinesejapanese
  • NAOC establishes WWW home page for Nagano Olympic Games information
  • japanese
  • Stage of Nagano Olympic Games -M-Wave- completed
  • chinesejapanese
  • Medals for Nagano Olympic Games unveiled. Uniqueness of Shinshu expressed by Kiso lacquer.
  • japanese
  • Cross-country Skiing Venue of Nagano Olympic Games -Snow Harp- completed in Hakuba
  • chinesejapanese
  • Biathlon Venue of Olympic Games completed in Nozawa Onsen Village
  • japanese
  • Official message song for Nagano Olympic Games "Dream" announced
  • chinesejapanese
    1997
  • Outline of Nagano Olympic Games Opening Ceremony announced: Onbashira pillars, Dohyo-iri or Ring-entering ceremony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
  • japanese
  • 11 companies named TOP4 Sponsors of Nagano Olympic Games. 7,400,000,000 yen distributed to Nagano
  • chinesejapanese
  • Combined Slalom Venue of Nagano Olympic Games moved to HAKUBA Village
  • japanese
  • KIMURA wins fourth place - his personal best - in World Cup Slalom competition at Shiga Kogen.
  • japanese
  • Financial plan for Nagano Olympic Games reaches 103,000,000,000 yen
  • japanese
  • World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Nagano begins
  • japanese
  • Nagano Olympics seminar begins for athlete team leaders
  • japanese
  • Final program of Nagano Olympic Games announced
  • japanese
  • Unveiling of Torch for Olympic Flame Relay
  • chinesejapanese
  • Design of Nagano Olympics participation medal and souvenir announced
  • chinesejapanese
  • ISU admits use of Slap skates
  • japanese
  • "Narrow gate" to admissions - Olympics advance sale tickets continue to sell out in first day
  • japanese
  • Olympic Flame Relay embarks for Nagano City through three routes
  • japanese
  • NAOC requests performance by Blue Impulse, jet fighter acrobatic flight team of Japan Self Defense Air Force, in opening ceremony
  • japanese
  • Appeals for environmental considerations during Nagano Olympic Games at United Nations
  • chinesejapanese
  • Olympic flame platform bonfire image design announced
  • japanese
  • Court of arbitration for Nagano Olympic Games composed of six members, including professor of Tokyo University Kodera
  • japanese
  • 200 days to Nagano Olympic Games event held to join Nagano, Tokyo and Sydney
  • japanese
  • 32,400 workers necessary for Nagano Olympic Games, NAOC plans distribution
  • japanese
  • FM station opened for transmitting Olympic Games schedule and traffic information
  • japanese
  • Largest Japanese athletes team at 320 to compete at Nagano Olympics
  • japanese
  • NAOC announces assignments of 20,000 volunteers for Nagano Olympic Games
  • japanese
  • Posters of Nagano Olympic events express vitality and vigor
  • chinesejapanese
  • Broadcasting center for Nagano Olympic facilities begins operation
  • japanese
  • Nagano Police opens Homepage carrying traffic restriction information during Nagano Olympic Games
  • japanese
  • Nagano Olympic Games ice hockey venue "Aqua Wing" completed
  • japanese
  • Inaugural meeting of "NAONA" for news, broadcasting of Nagano Olympic Games
  • japanese
  • Hokuriku Shinkansen opens to traffic - after 8 years of construction
  • japanese
  • Silver medallist Midori Itou carries Olympic Flame
  • japanese
  • Cheers for Mt. Higashidate facility opened to public with 100 days left to Nagano Olympic Games
  • japanese
  • Main Press Center, base of Olympic Games media coverage, completed
  • japanese
  • Revised Edition of Official Nagano Olympic Guidebook on sale nationwide
  • japanese
  • Olympic flame platform in Stadium for Nagano Olympic Games Opening/Closing Ceremonies
  • chinesejapanese
  • Japan submitts resolution to General Assembly for cease-fire during Nagano Olympic Games
  • chinesejapanese

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