| February 16|
| 35 from 15 nations|
| M-Wave, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan|
The women's 1500 metres in speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics took place on 16 February, at the M-Wave.
Speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres Wikipedia
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
The following new world record was set during this competition.