Strong support for the Winter Olympics continued for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics with another 9 nations entering teams and 5 making their debut.
1,423 (1,122 men, 301 women) competitors from 57 nations participated in 6 sports and 46 events over a 16 days – including 3 weekends – the longest Games at the time. USSR traded place with GDR again and won the gold medal tally with 11, Germany (GDR) 2nd with 9, Switzerland 3rd with 5, Finland 4th with 4, Sweden 5th with 4 gold also. etui samsung a8 2018 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. As at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the only previous games hosted in Canada, the host country failed to produce any gold medals. Finland’s Matti Nykänen won all three ski jumping events. coque pas cher samsung Yvonne van Gennip, from Holand, won three gold medals in speed skating, setting two world records. Alberto Tomba won two gold medals in alpine skiing. Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards and the Jamaica national bobsled team entered with little experience but gathered massive media attention for demonstrating the true Olympic spirit as playing for the simple thrill of competition. coque samsung galaxy pas cher The story of the bobsledding team was made into a 1993 Disney comedy film called Cool Runnings, but the situation resulted in qualification rules for later games. This Olympic torch relay, with the theme “Share the Flame”, stands as one of the longest in Olympic history, and especially for the Winter Olympic Games. coque de telephone samsung galaxy j5 It was a stark contrast to Canada’s first Olympic torch relay for the 1976 Summer Olympics, which started in Ottawa and went directly east to Montreal (this distance, 200 kilometers (120 mi) is the shortest in Summer Olympic Games history so far). For Canada’s first Winter Olympics, the Olympic torch, modeled after the Calgary Tower, was carried in a continuous 88-day run across Canada, for a total distance of about 18,000 kilometers (11,000 mi). Interesting Points:
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