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  Bonnie Blair - MSN Encarta
Blair won one gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; two gold medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France; and two gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Blair was the favorite in the 500-m (547-yd) race at the Calgary Olympics and won the gold medal with a time of 39.1 seconds.
She repeated her Olympic success in 1994, winning the gold medal in both the 500-m and 1000-m races.
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  1988 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé.
1988 was also the last year that the Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held in separate cities; all subsequent games have been hosted by the same city or a city nearby.
For the first time the Winter Olympics were extended to 16 days, the speed skating events were held indoors on a covered rink, the alpine events took place on artificial snow, and warm Chinook winds not only threatened to cancel events, but sent a ski jumper flying into a camera tower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1988_Winter_Olympics   (890 words)

 2010 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Canadian Olympic Committee, as the NOC of the host country, has pledged to obtain the most gold medals of any country at the 2010 Winter Olympics, due to its failures to obtain a gold at both the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Per Olympic tradition, current Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which was also attended by the premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell, himself a Vancouver native, and Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
As of 2004, the cost of the 2010 Winter Olympics is estimated to be in the range of C$1.4 billion.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/2010_Winter_Olympics   (1776 words)

 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
For the first time since 1976 and only the second time ever, Canada played host to the Olympics and the city of Calgary was set to shine on the international stage.
Calgary's infamous "Chinook", which is usually a welcome site during the winter months, proved to be a problem as it melted snow and delayed the start of several alpine events.
Elizabeth Manley surprised everyone with a dazzling performance to capture the silver medal in the women's event, which was billed as the Battle of the Carmens.
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 Winter Olympics History
The Winter Olympic Games in 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the fact the world was at war.
The 1948 olympic winter games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
In 1988, the winter olympics were held in Calgary and were staged on artificial snow.
www.paralumun.com /olympicswinter.htm   (102 words)

 Brian Boitano Summary
The contrast in the difficulty of elements between a winning performance in 1978 and 1988 is quite stark, while the elements that Boitano executed in 1988 are still very much part of a top performance today.
Following the departure of four-time World champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton to the professional ranks, a power vacuum had been left in the world of eligible men's figure skating.
Boitano reinstated to have a crack at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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 italiaspeed.com: 2006 XX Torino Winter Olympics
Although their 1988 Winter Olympic appearance was plagued by heavy crashes and many technical difficulties, the JBT warmed the hearts of the many fans at Calgary, winning (and deserving) a large amount of respect worldwide for their motivation and single-minded determination, in the true traditions of the Games.
The team had improved drastically by the time of the 1992 Winter Olympics (at Albertville, France) and came in an excellent 14th, ahead of teams from the United States, France, Russia, and Italy.
The JBT has had a regular presence in Winter Olympics since it has competed in every edition of the Games since 1988, but unfortunately they failed to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics, being held in Turin.
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 Maybe This Time We'll Win - US News and World Report
Now, on the eve of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the United States finally is poised to turn in a performance suited to its superpower status.
United States Olympic Committee officials predict a best-case scenario of 20 to 22 medals, a substantial increase over the previous record of 13 medals, set in 1994.
Since the debacle of 1988, the number of Winter Olympics events has grown by almost 50 percent, with 22 medal events added since Calgary.
www.usnews.com /usnews/culture/articles/980209/archive_003178.htm   (657 words)

 NEPA News - Mount Lebanon native faces uphill battle on Israeli bobsled team
Five years after the Jamaican four-man bobsled team competed in the 1988 Olympics and caught the imagination of the world, Disney came out with a movie _ "Cool Runnings" _ based on the Jamaicans' experiences.
But Olympic officials are expected to limit the number of two-man bobsled teams competing at Turin to only 28.
At Munich in 1972, 11 members of its delegation (athletes, coaches, referees) were kidnapped in the Olympic village by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September and were later killed.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10810936&BRD=2212&PAG=461&dept_id=465816&rfi=6   (1936 words)

 Winter Olympics Memorable Moments: Katarina Witt
But she truly reached the pinnacle by dazzling the judges at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, edging American Rosalynn Sumners for the gold medal.
The 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary showcased the highly anticipated battle between Witt and American rival Debi Thomas, winner of the 1986 world championships.
Witt gave up her amateur status after her performance in 1988, but when professionals were allowed back to Olympic competition in Lillehammer in 1994, she returned and finished seventh.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics-witt.html   (425 words)

 Power to Learn: Olympics 2002 - Ask the Olympian
Mike also was a member of Team USA at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
He also represented Team USA at the 1998 Winter Olympics, posting a 1-3-0 record, along with a 3.55 goals against average in four contests.
It's a bit difficult to compete against players who you are close with and who you share a common goal with, however we are all there competing for the gold medal and won't be satisfied coming home with anything less.
www.powertolearn.com /themes_olympics2002/mrichter.html   (1044 words)

 ipedia.com: 1994 Winter Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the summer and winter games would be arranged in alternating even-numbered years.
For the first time, the Winter Olympics were not held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympic flame was brought into the stadium by a ski jumper.
www.ipedia.com /1994_winter_olympics.html   (338 words)

 Holloway, Susan; and Pound, Richard W., Winter Olympics 1988
The Olympic flame has been carried through Toronto, is now being carried in northern Ontario and will reach Calgary by February 13 when that city plays host for 16 days to the XV Olympic Winter Games, the first Winter Olympics to be held in Canada.
He held the Olympic Movement together by the sheer force of his personality, during a difficult period in which the Olympic Games might well have collapsed without the presence of this domineering idealist.
It stresses that the Olympics, both as a concept and as an international expression of goodwill, are indeed unique; that they should be fostered rather than frustrated; that, particularly at times when international relations are strained, the Olympics can make a contribution to international understanding which might not otherwise be possible.
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 SKI NAKISKA in Kananaskis Country - Groomed to Perfection |:::.. Mountain Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 1988 Winter Olympic Games XV marked Canada's debut as the host of this prestigious international event.
Heralded at the time as the most successful games ever, Canadians and, more specifically Albertans, were eager to show-off their winter paradise to the world.
Close to 40 years later Mount Allan was chosen as the site for the Olympic Alpine events and in 1986 construction began on what is now known as Nakiska.
www.skinakiska.com /mountain_info/1988.asp   (224 words)

 Australian Olympic Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For the first time, the Olympic Winter Games were held over 16 days, including three weekends.
Among the new events were the super-G in alpine skiing and nordic combined team events, which had last been part of the Olympics in 1948.
Still, Eddie the Eagle became a cult hero of the Winter Olympics, and remains one of the Games’ most cherished characters.
www.olympics.com.au /games.cfm?GamesID=245   (642 words)

 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics License Plate
These are heady times in deed for Canada's Left Coast, and the Olympics promise to be an excellent venue in which to showcase the province.
On the two previous occasions that the Olympics have been held in Canada, the host provinces have both issued special license plates.
The 2010 Winter Olympics are an event that definitely ranks in importance with these past occassions, and should be commemorated with its own license plate as well.
www.bcpl8s.ca /Olympics.htm   (511 words)

 nakiska, winter olympics 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
We'd like to take in some skiing and are actually considering the location where the Winter Olympics were back in 1988.
Also dubbed as "Olympic Mountain," Nakiska Ski Hill is 82 km from Calgary and is roughly a one hour drive from here.
With the Olympics in mind, Nakiska has been equipped with one of the most extensive snow making systems in the world.
www.mycompass.ca /q&a.alberta.kananaskis.html   (176 words)

 YouTube - Katia Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - 1988 Winter Olympics
YouTube - Katia Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - 1988 Winter Olympics
Katia Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - 1988 Winter Olympics
Katia Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - 1994 Winter Olympics
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 1988 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Olympics, but spicy dog soup is still very popular in summertime, especially among older men.
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BBC Breakfast Time is converted to Olympic Breakfast Time to account for the time difference between the UK and...
www.jolt12.co.uk /1988_olympics.html   (310 words)

 365 days to go - The Winter of '88: Calgary's Olympic Games - CBC Archives
The XV Winter Olympics is still a full year away but the city of Calgary can't contain its excitement.
But the image of the '88 Olympics has already been tarnished by scandals involving ticket sales, lawsuits over the use of the IOC logo and price gouging for accommodations.
These included the Olympic Oval (speed skating), Nakiska Alpine Ski Area at Mount Allan, Canmore Nordic Centre (cross-country skiing), the Canada Olympic Park located in the city's west end (Canada's first bobsleigh/luge track) and the Olympic Saddledome (skating and ice hockey).
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1322-7946/sports/calgary_olympic_games/clip1   (437 words)

 Americana Resources - Sports: Olympics
Olympics: First Day Cover postmarked Lake Placid, NY Jan 25, 1982 with an insert design actual 2 cent postage stamp commemorating the Lake Placid 1932 Olympics Winter Games.
Olympics: USA 1996 Women's Olympic gold metal Gymnastics team, "The Magnificent Seven." 9" x 12" full color cardboard portfolio with pic/of team and Olymnpic rings on front and gymnastics logo on reverse.
Large image of the Olympic flame in center w/some of the Munich church towers in bkgd.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Canada got a crack at hosting its first Winter Olympics in 1988, and despite some unusually warm weather, the Calgary Games came through with more than their share of breathtaking performances and heartwarming — as well as heartbreaking — stories.
The IOC later passed the "Eddie the Eagle Rule," which heightened Olympic qualifying standards, but Edwards endeared himself to spectators and the media with his fearless, if sub-standard, jumps.
As if to demonstrate their appearance in Calgary was no joke, the Jamaican bobsleigh team returned to the Olympics for the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1988calgary.shtml   (1194 words)

For the first time, the Winter Olympics were extended to 16 days, including three weekends.
Seven months later she earned a silver medal in cycling to become the only athlete ever to win medals in the Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Figure skater Katarina Witt defended her Olympic title, while on the men's side Brian Boitano edged Brian Orser in an extremely close decision.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1988   (269 words)

 Power to Learn: Olympics 2002 - Ask the Olympian
Brian also was a member of Team USA at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Albert and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Was one of 10 NHL players, and the only defenseman, named on Mar. 24 to join Team USA for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, making it his third Olympic selection.
It's unique that the Olympics are coming to the United States at this time, but it is a sporting event and can certainly never change anything that happened on September 11.
www.powertolearn.com /themes_olympics2002/bleetch.html   (583 words)

 1988 Olympics — FactMonster.com
A record 1,750 athletes from 57 nations came to western Canada for the first winter Olympics north of the U.S. border.
Back on the serious side, Dutch speed skater Yvonne van Gennip won three gold medals; East German figure skater Katarina Witt won her second straight women's title; and the USSR beat East Germany in both gold and overall medals in the last winterized confrontation of Communist superpowers.
National medal standings are not recognized by the IOC.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0300772.html   (395 words)

 Category:1988 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is 1988 Winter Olympics.
There are 3 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
Short track speed skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics
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