List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1998 Winter Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1998 Winter Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1998 Winter Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. With athletes ranging from Ole Einar Bjørndalen to Claudia Pechstein, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1998 Winter Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.