The weather in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1964 was the mildest the popular sport centre had experienced in 58 years. Three thousand Austrian soldiers hauled 40,000 cubic meters of snow to the ski courses.
In 1988, Calgary hosted the first Olympic Winter Games held on Canadian soil. Delegations from around the world were greeted with traditional Western Canadian hospitality and top quality facilities and organization.
With seven medals, Canada equaled the previous team high set in Lake Placid in 1932, won medals in more sports than ever before (5), and had more top-eight finishes (21) in more sports (7) than previous teams.