1988 Winter Olympics

See also: 1988 Winter Paralympics


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The 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Olympics were highly successful, financially, as they brought in million dollar profits.

Games of the X Olympiad
Nations participatingX
Athletes participatingX (Y men, Z women)
EventsX in Y sports
Opening ceremonies
Closing ceremonies
Officially opened by
Athlete's Oath
Judge's Oath:
Olympic Torch

Table of contents
1 Highlights
2 Medals awarded
3 Template medal table
4 Template bottom links

Highlights

  • Two competitors, Michael Edwards ("Eddie the Eagle") in ski jumping and the Jamaican bobsledding 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 is the demo sport
Freestyle Skiing , Short Track and Paralympic Skiing are the demo events

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Template medal table

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Country heregoldsilverbronzetotal

Template bottom links


Summer Olympics

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Winter Olympics

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