Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 12: Calgary Olympics: 16 Days of Glory

Here are a few Day 12 Olympic memories.

Vancouver Winter Olympics Day 12, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Calgary Winter Olympics Day 12, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1988
  • It's announced ABC paid a staggering $309 million for U.S. TV rights to the Olympics.
  • Over 80,000 fans attend Canada Olympic Park

Soviet hockey legend Sergei Makarov beats Andy Moog from Canada, scoring the Soviets’ fifth goal during the ice hockey game between these arch rival teams.

Team Canada’s chances for a gold or silver medal were squashed in their 5-0 loss to the USSR.

Canada’s Elizabeth Manley focuses on her routine during the compulsory round in women’s figure skating.

Matti Nykanen flies to his third gold medal at the Games. The Finnish ski jump team took the gold medal well ahead of Norway and Czechoslovakia.

***Images Courtesy of The City of Calgary, Corporate Records, Archives

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