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Calgary 1988 Official Film | Calgary '88 16 Days of Glory 

In the Canadian Rocky Mountains close to Calgary, the young Finn Matti Nykänen added three gold medals to his already prodigious list of honours. Bud Greenspan, having carefully researched the lives and careers of participating athletes, gives a vivid portrayal of Nykänen, and other key personalities in Calgary such as the figure skater Katarina Witt, the 50km cross country skier Gunde Svan, and the speed skater Gaétan Boucher. There is a fascinating analysis of the two-man bobsleigh and its specialist technique. The film also pays homage to the indigenous traditions of the First Nations and Inuit peoples of western Canada.