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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  
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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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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