Host City: Calgary 1988

The Winter Olympic Games were held in Calgary, Canada, in 1988, between Feb 13-28. 57 Nations with 1423 participants competed in 46 events. The Games are spread over 16 days for the first time.

cross-country skiier at the Calgary Olympics cross-country skiier at the Calgary Olympics


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