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Encyclopedia > 1988 Winter Olympics
XV Olympic Winter Games

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Host city Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating 57
Athletes participating 1423 (1122 men, 301 women)
Events 46 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 13
Closing ceremony February 28
Officially opened by The Rt. Hon. Jeanne Sauvé,

Governor General of Canada Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary within census division number 6, Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [province]) Area Ranked... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is Canadas Head of State; Canada is one of sixteen Commonwealth realms, all of which share a single...

Athlete's Oath Pierre Harvey
Judge's Oath Suzanna Morrow-Francis
Olympic Torch Robyn Perry
Stadium McMahon Stadium

The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. The games left a lasting impression on the host city and gave it a new identity from a cowtown to a large commercial sector of the country. The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Pierre Harvey (born March 24, 1957) is a Canadian sports athlete. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... McMahon Stadium (pronounced ) is a Canadian football stadium located in Calgary, Alberta. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary within census division number 6, Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [province]) Area Ranked... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ...


1988 was also the last year that the Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held in separate cities; all subsequent games have been hosted by the same city or a city nearby. Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ...

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History

Background

Calgary first tried for the Olympics in 1964, and again in 1968.


Calgary won the Olympic Games on September 30 1981 beating out Falun and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The vote held by the IOC in Baden-Baden West Germany saw Calgary had the lead in the first round of voting, the second round saw it officially win with a vote of 35 to 25 over the city of Falun. For the spiritual practice, see Falun Gong Falun, IPA /fɑːlʉn/, is a city in central Sweden, in the province of Dalarna at . ... Cortina dAmpezzo is a town and municipality in the province of Belluno, Veneto, northern Italy. ... Baden-Baden is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...


All levels of government helped to fund the games. The federal government provided $225 million (note all figures listed in CDN funds, not adjusted for inflation), the province of Alberta paid $125 million and the city of Calgary with $50 million. The American host network, ABC paid a then record $398 million, with the Canadian CTV television network paying domestic rights for $45 million. A further $90 million was raised by sponsorships and licenses. The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


Concern was raised almost from the beginning about the suitability of Calgary weather for hosting the winter Olympics. The area of the province frequently and unpredictably is plagued with chinook winds which are periods where the weather becomes extremely unseasonably mild (in the plus Celsius range). A year prior to the event the Whit Fraser report hinted that there was a possibility that mild winter weather could cause major problems for the games. There were indeed minor problems--for example, a bobsled run had to be re-run. Image:Shitnook wind. ...


The Olympic Torch Relay (marked as 'Share the Flame') was the longest relay in Olympic history. In 88 days the torch modeled after the Calgary Tower was carried by famous and ordinary citizens in a run across Canada. Citzens won the chance to run a 1km distance by entering a contest lottery sponsored by Petro Canada. The Calgary Tower is a 190 metre free standing tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... Petro-Canada (TSX: PCA, NYSE: PCZ) is a Canadian oil and gas firm. ...


Highlights

Brian Orser carrying the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony

The Games were opened by The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada, on behalf of the Queen of Canada, Elizabeth II at McMahon Stadium. The opening ceremonies took place outdoors in a football stadium. Image File history File links Brian Orser carrying the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Olympic games, February, 1988 Copyright: National Archives of Canada Credit: Ted Grant / Library and Archives Canada / PA-209756 Creator: Ted Grant Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Brian Orser carrying the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Olympic games, February, 1988 Copyright: National Archives of Canada Credit: Ted Grant / Library and Archives Canada / PA-209756 Creator: Ted Grant Source: http://www. ... Orser carrying the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics Brian Orser OC (born December 18, 1961 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian figure skater. ... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is Canadas Head of State; Canada is one of sixteen Commonwealth realms, all of which share a single... The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Canada, proclaimed by King George V, November 21, 1921. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... McMahon Stadium (pronounced ) is a Canadian football stadium located in Calgary, Alberta. ...

  • Matti Nykänen from Finland dominated ski jumping events, winning three gold medals.
  • Dutch speed skater Yvonne van Gennip won three gold medals, setting two world records.
  • Alberto Tomba from Italy won two gold medals in alpine skiing.
  • Two competitors, Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards in ski jumping and the Jamaican Bobsled Team, entered their respective competitions with little experience and less chance of winning any medals. However, the determination of these novices to compete in spite of being outmatched by their competitors won the affection of the spectators which overshadowed the actual winners. They were hailed as demonstrating the true Olympic spirit as playing for the simple thrill of competition. The story of the bobsledding team was made into a film called Cool Runnings.
  • Curling, Freestyle skiing, short track speed skating and paralympic skiing were demonstration events.
  • For the first time, the Winter Olympics were extended to 16 days, the speed skating events were held indoors on a covered rink, the alpine events took place on artificial snow, and warm Chinook winds not only threatened to cancel events, but sent a ski jumper flying into a camera tower.
  • For the first time, the Closing Ceremony was held in the same main Olympic stadium as the Opening Ceremony.

Matti Ensio Nykänen ( ) (born July 17, 1963 in Jyväskylä, Finland) is a Finnish former ski jumper, and was arguably the best in that sport, winning five Olympic medals (four Golds), nine World championships medals (five Golds) and 22 Finnish championships medals (13 Golds). ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Yvonne Maria van Gennip (born May 1, 1964 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland) was one of the most successful female Dutch all-round speed skaters. ... Alberto Tomba (born December 19, 1966), popularly called Tomba la Bomba (Tomba the Bomb), is a retired professional alpine skier of Italian nationality. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... On the piste with Eddie Edwards Michael Edwards (born 5 December 1963), better known as Eddie the Eagle Edwards, was the first competitor to represent the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in Olympic Ski jumping. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... The Jamaican Bobsled Team first gained fame during their debut in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. ... Cool Runnings is a 1993 comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub. ... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of competitive ice speed skating. ...

Legacy

Canada Olympic Park as it is today.
Canada Olympic Park as it is today.

The games are notable for turning a profit. A surplus of between $90-$150 million was made, with the money going to fund the various Olympic venues in Calgary. Ever mindful of the financial disaster of the 1976 Summer Olympics, Calgary was financially successful, erasing the spectre of a second Canadian games at a loss. Its use of the profits for the future Canada Olympic Park and the funding of Canadian athletes through the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA) gave Calgary a lasting legacy and impact on the Canadian sports scene. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1868 KB) Canada Olympic Park taken in mid-July of 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1868 KB) Canada Olympic Park taken in mid-July of 2006. ... Profit, from Latin meaning to make progress, is defined in two different ways. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


It also provided funds for the maintenance and upgrading of athletic facilities in Calgary, Banff, and Lake Louise. Well after the Olympics ended, CODA has continued to use its resources to develop resources for Olympic athletes in the city, which includes supporting Canada's first high school designed for Olympic calibre athletes, in a partnership with the Calgary Board of Education. Banff townsite (left) and Tunnel Mountain (right) on the Bow River as seen from Sulphur Mountain. ... Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in the Banff National Park, in the village of Lake Louise, Alberta. ... The National Sport School (NSS) is a public high school (secondary school) in Calgary, Alberta; which teaches grades 9 through 12. ... The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is the public school board in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


Not only was there a profound economic impact, there was a substantial social one as well. From the unprecedented volunteer involvement in staging the games, to a program where ordinary Calgarians could purchase, for $19.88 in the summer of 1986, a brick at the medal presentation plaza with their name laser-engraved on it, the involvement of ordinary Calgarians was evident. This was of paramount importance to the organizing committee, OCO'88, as it kept the games from appearing distant and "out of reach". Olympiques Calgary Olympics 88, the organizing committee for the XV Olympic Winter Games held in 1988, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


In 1999, a bribery scandal hit the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There was talk of stripping the rights of hosting the games away from the city. Calgary then offered to step in and host the 2002 games if Salt Lake City was unable to host the games. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...


Calgary tried again for the games in 2010, but lost out when the Canadian Olympic association choose Vancouver as the city that would represent the Canadian bid. See Vancouver 2010 Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ...


Unfortunately, like in Montreal, the host Canadian team again failed to obtain a gold medal. The Canadian Olympic Committee has pledged to change this at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver with a program called Own the Podium - 2010, and the Olympic team's success in Turin 2006 made that seem like a distinct possibility. The Canadian Olympic Committee is the private, non-profit organization representing Canadian athletes in the International Olympic Committee and the Pan American Games. ... Commonly known as Own the Podium, or À nous le podium en 2010! in French, the Canadian sport technical program was launched in January 2005 to prepare Canada to become the top sporting nation in the world by 2010 -- when Canada will host the next Winter Olympics. ... Canada sent 196 athletes and 220 support staff to the 2006 Winter Olympics. ...


Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics // Alpine skiing Alpine skiing events occurred at the Nakiska ski area in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada. ... The 1988 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon results: // Mens events 10 km sprint February 23, 1988 20 km sprint February 20, 1988 4 x 7. ... Bobsleigh at the 1988 Winter Olympics Top_8 finishes table Two-Man Top-8 times Jānis Kipurs and Vladimir Kozlov, Soviet Union 3:53. ... Figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics The events took place at the Stampede Corral and the Olympic Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... At the 1988 Winter Olympics one Ice Hockey event was held, mens Ice Hockey. ... Luge at the 1988 Winter Olympics was held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada // Top-8 finishes table Mens Top-8 times East Germany: Jens Müller 3:05. ... At the 1988 Winter Olympics, eleven Nordic skiing events were contested, eight Cross country skiing events, two Ski Jumping and one Nordic combined. ... 1988 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results. ... 1988 Winter Olympic Games Cross Country Skiing results was contested at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. ... 1988 Winter Olympic Games Ski jumping results // Mens events Large hill February 23, 1988 Normal hill Team large hill February 24, 1988 Categories: | ... At the 1988 Winter Olympics, ten speed skating events were contested. ...

Demonstration sports

The 1988 Winter Olympic Games Curling results. ... The 1988 Winter Olympic Games Freestyle Skiing results. ... Short track speed skating was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. ... Disabled skiing was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics. ...

Venues

When awarded the games, Calgary had very little in the way of sports infrastructure to host such an event. The following is a list of venues built for the games (see venues below for complete list of all facilities used for the games): This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

  • Olympic Oval - for speed skating, which was the first time in Olympic history where the event took place indoors under climate controlled conditions. This, along with the high altitude of the city resulted in virtually every world record in the sport being broken during the games.
  • Olympic Saddledome - Indoor arena for figure skating and ice hockey competitions (construction had already begun prior to the Games being awarded to Calgary)
  • Canada Olympic Park - Ski jumping, bobsleigh, luge, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing (aerials and ballet), disabled alpine skiing
  • Canmore Nordic Centre - Cross-country skiing, biathlon, Nordic combined, blind cross-country skiing
  • Max Bell Centre - Curling and short-track speed skating
  • McMahon Stadium - opening and closing ceremonies
  • Nakiska - Alpine skiing, freestyle moguls skiing
  • Stampede Corral - Figure skating and ice hockey (secondary venue)
  • Father David Bauer Olympic Arena - Ice hockey (secondary venue)

The Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a covered speed skating oval built for the 1988 Winter Olympics. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... High altitude are regions on the Earths surface (or in its atmosphere) that are high above mean sea level. ... The Saddledome and Calgary skyline at night The Pengrowth Saddledome is the main indoor arena facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is situated on the east end of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Canada Olympic Park (C.O.P.) is located in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Max Bell Centre (often referred to as the Max Bell Arena) is an ice hockey arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... McMahon Stadium (pronounced ) is a Canadian football stadium located in Calgary, Alberta. ... Nakiska is a ski resort in Albertas Kananaskis Country. ... The Stampede Corral (also known as the Calgary Corral) is an ice hockey and rodeo arena in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Father David Bauer Olympic Arena is an ice hockey arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS) 11 9 9 29
2 East Germany East Germany (GDR) 9 10 6 25
3 Switzerland Switzerland (SUI) 5 5 5 15
4 Finland Finland (FIN) 4 1 2 7
5 Sweden Sweden (SWE) 4 0 2 6
6 Austria Austria (AUT) 3 5 2 10
7 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 3 2 2 7
8 West Germany West Germany (FRG) 2 4 2 8
9 United States United States (USA) 2 1 3 6
10 Italy Italy (ITA) 2 1 2 5
Further information: 1988 Winter Olympics medal count

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Facts and Figures

  • The instrumental theme song ("Can't You Feel It?") was composed and performed by Canadian musician David Foster.

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Mascots

  • The official mascots of the games were two western-attired polar bears named Hidy and Howdy. The names were chosen from a field of 7,000 names through a contest sponsored by the Calgary Zoo. They were designed by Sheila Scott of Great Scott Productions, and produced by International Mascot.

Hidy (left) and Howdy (right) the polar bear mascots. ... The Calgary Zoo is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...

Participants

A record of 57 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ...

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See also

A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... See also: 1988 Winter Olympics The 1988 Winter Paralympic Games were the fourth winter Paralympics and they were held in Innsbruck, Austria. ... See also: 1976 Summer Olympics The 1976 Summer Paralympics were the fifth Paralympic Games to be held. ...

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