Calgary 1988

Calgary 1988

After several previous bids, Calgary finally won the vote to become the first Canadian host city of the Olympic Winter Games. Among the greatest legacies of these Games are the venues, including the first sliding centre in Canada and the ski jumps at Canada Olympic Park as well as the Nordic centre in Canmore, which went on to serve as training facilities for future Canadian Olympians.

Seoul 1988

Seoul 1988

After concerns that the 1988 Olympic Games were to be hosted by an authoritarian regime, they were instead the impetus for South Korea’s move to democracy. One of Seoul’s legacies to the Olympic movement was a new Olympic flag made of pure raw Korean silk to replace the worn flag that been first used at Antwerp 1920.