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Calgary, Alberta 1988 Winter Olympics

The City of Calgary: Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta in Canada . Calgary is located in the south of Alberta province.Click Here for Calgary City Map.

Calgary is also the largest metropolitan area between Toronto and Vancouver. Calgary is well-known to be a winter sports destination. The Art Gallery of Calgary, the Calgary Zoo, the Calgary Tower, the TELUS World of Science, the TELUS Convention Centre, the Chinatown District, the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts and Eau Claire Market are some major landmarks in Calgary.

The Fifteenth Winter Olympics: The 1988 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X V Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Calgary, Alberta in Canada.

Venue: 1988 Winter Summer Games were held at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta in Canada . McMahon Stadium is a Canadian football stadium . The stadium was constructed on the University of Calgary campus .

Participants: 1423 participants from 57 countries competed in the 1988 Winter Summer Games . The countries competing in the games were Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, DPR Korea, Denmark, Egypt, East Germany, Fiji, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, USSR, Virgin Island, West Germany and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 46 events in 6 sports in the fifteenth Winter Summer Games in 1988. The sports were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating.

Medal Count: USSR won the highest number of medals with 29 medals in total ( 11 gold, 9 silver, 9 bronze medals) . East Germany won 25 medals in total (9 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Calgary, Alberta, Canada Winter Summer Games, 1988: The fifteenth Winter Summer Games were held from 13 th February to 28 th February in Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The games were officially opened by Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Pierre Harvey. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Suzanna Morrow-Francis . In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Robin Perry .


  1988 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union 119929
2 East Germany 910625
3 Switzerland 55515
4 Finland 4127
5 Sweden 4026
6 Austria 35210
7 Netherlands 3227
8 West Germany 2428
9 United States 2136
10 Italy 2125
11 France 1012
12 Norway 0325
13 Canada 0235
14 Yugoslavia 0213
15 Czechoslovakia 0123
16 Japan 0011
17 Liechtenstein 0011

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