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13/02/1988 The XV Olympic Winter Games open in Calgary


1988 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Part 24


Calgary 1988 Freestyle - Ballet


CTV Olympic Winter Games Ident (1988)


1988 ABC Winter Olympic Evening Close

The Winter Games began with a $10 million opening ceremony that featured 5,500 performers, an aerial flyover by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Snowbirds, the parade of nations and the release of 1,000 homing pigeons. Governor General Jeanne Sauvé opened the Games on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II as 1.5 billion people watched the ceremony.
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    • Essentials 

    • Host city selection 

    • Venues 

    • Television 

    • Community 

    • Finances 

    • Event highlights 

    • Participating National Olympic Committees 

    • Legacy 

    • Impact on Calgary 

    • Canada's development as a winter sport nation