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Calgary
1988

DateFebruary 13 - February 28
CountryCanada
Athletes1423
Teams57
Events46
Calgary 1988
Calgary 1988 Official Film | Calgary '88 16 Days of Glory 
Originals03:13:29
Witt explains how she won iconic ‘Battle of the Carmens’
Legends Live On

About the Games

Debuts and Firsts

For the first time, the Winter Games extended to 16 days, including three weekends. The Alpine events were expanded from three to five with the inclusion of the super giant slalom and the Alpine combined. Team events were added in Nordic combined and ski jumping.

Winter and Summer Champion

East Germany’s Christa Rothenburger won the 1000m speed skating title. Seven months later, she earned a silver medal in cycling to become the only athlete ever to win medals in the Winter and Summer Olympic Games in the same year.

Memorable Champions

East German figure skater Katarina Witt defended her Olympic title, while American Brian Boitano edged out Canada’s Brian Orser in an extremely close decision in the men’s competition. Charismatic Italian skier Alberto Tomba made the most of his Olympic debut, winning both the giant slalom and the slalom.

Flying Finn

Finnish ski jumper Mat Nykänen dominated both individual events, winning both by huge margins. This made him the first ski jumper to win two gold medals at the same Games. He then led the Finnish team to victory in the large hill team event and brought his career total to four gold medals and one silver medal.

All Medals

Medal Table

See the list of teams and medals won by each.

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1988

Featured Athletes

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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Finland
Finland
3
Netherlands
Netherlands
3
Canada
Canada
1
German Democratic Republic (Germany)
German Democratic Republic (Germany)
1
1

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Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

Brand

Brand

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.

Torch

Torch