1988 Winter Olympics

The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. The games left a lasting impression on the host city and gave it a new identity from a cowtown to a large commercial sector of the country.

1988 was also the last year that the Paralympic Games and the Winter Olympics were held in separate cities; all subsequent games have been hosted by the same city or a city nearby.

As at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the Canadian team failed to win a gold medal, matching only Yugoslavia in the dubious distinction of not having won a winter gold medal on home soil.

Other Languages
Аҧсшәа: Калгари 1988
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Зімовыя Алімпійскія гульні 1988 году
Bahasa Indonesia: Olimpiade Musim Dingin 1988
Кыргызча: Калгари 1988
norsk nynorsk: Vinter-OL 1988
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zimska Olimpijada 1988