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1988 Winter Olympics
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1988 Winter Olympics

See also: 1988 Winter Paralympics
The 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Olympics were highly successful, financially, as they brought in million dollar profits. The games have left a lasting impresion on the host city and gave it a new identy from a cowtown to a large commerical sector of the coutry.

Games of the XV Olympiad
Nations participating57
Athletes participating1,423 (313 women, 1,110 men)
Events46 in Y sports
Opening ceremonies13 February 1988
Closing ceremonies28 February 1988
Officially opened byJeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada
Athlete's OathPierre Harvey (cross country skiing)
Judge's Oath:Suzanna Morrow-Francis (figure skating)
Olympic TorchRobyn Perry, a schoolgirl

Table of contents
1 Highlights
2 Medals awarded
3 Medal Count

Highlights

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USSR 11 9 9 29
2 GDR 9 10 6 25
3 Switzerland 5 5 5 15
4 Finland 4 - 3 7
5 Sweden 4 - 2 6
6 Austria 3 5 2 10
7 Netherlands 3 2 2 7
8 FRG 2 4 2 8
9 USA 2 1 3 6
10 Italy 2 1 2 5
11 France 1 - 1 2
12 Norway - 3 2 5
13 Canada - 2 3 5
14 Yugoslavia - 2 1 3
15 Czechoslovakia - 1 2 3
16 Japan - - 1 1
17 Liechtenstein - - 1 1


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