15 Winter Olympic Games,1988
Begin1988-02-13
End1988-02-28
Nations57
Participants1423
Women301
Events46
CityCalgary, Canada
  • There were three candidate cities, that competed for Winter Olympics 1988 - Calgary, Canada, Falun, Sweden and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
  • In September 1981 at the 11 Olympic Congress in Baden-Baden, Calgary, Canada was selected as the site of the 15 Winter Olympic games, winning in the second ballot by 48-31 margin over Falun, Sweden.
Calgary 1988 - Medal Table
1. USSR
11
9
9
2. GDR
9
10
6
5
5
5
4. Finland
4
1
2
5. Sweden
4
0
2
6. Austria
3
5
2
3
2
2
8. FRG
2
4
2
9. USA
2
1
3
10. Italy
2
1
2
11. France
1
0
1
12. Norway
0
3
2
13. Canada
0
2
3
0
2
1
0
1
2
16. Japan
0
0
1
0
0
1
15 Winter Olympic Games,1988 - Some interesting facts
  • Governor General of Canada Jeanne Sauve officially opened the 15 Winter Olympic games 1988.
  • Calgary officials convinced the IOC to extend the Games to 16 days, including three weekends.
  • Matti Nykanen from Finland won all three events in Ski jumping. The other ski jumper - British Eddie Edwards, also known as the Eagle, scored less than half of the points of any other athlete, became a cult hero of the 1988 Winter Olympics.
  • The Games also was remembered by Bobsleigh crew from Jamaica, that included a reggae singer and a helicopter pilot.
1988 Winter Olympics
Poster and Medals