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15 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

15 Winter Olympic Games,1988
Start:
13 Feb 1988
End:
28 Feb 1988
Countries:
57
Athletes:
1423
Women:
301
Events:
46
City:
Calgary, Canada

CALGARY 1988 - Bid History

  • 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.

15 Winter Olympic Games,1988 - 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.

Winter Olympics 1988 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
11
9
9
29
2
GDR
9
10
6
25
3
5
5
5
15
4
4
1
2
7
5
4
0
2
6
6
3
5
2
10
7
3
2
2
7
8
2
4
2
8
9
USA
2
1
3
6
10
2
1
2
5
11
1
0
1
2
12
0
3
2
5
13
0
2
3
5
14
0
2
1
3
15
0
1
2
3
16
0
0
1
1
16
0
0
1
1