Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 14: Calgary Olympics: 16 Days of Glory

Here are a few Day 14 Olympic memories.

Vancouver Winter Olympics Day 14, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Calgary Winter Olympics Day 14, Friday, Feb. 26, 1988
  • There are rumblings that Canada should be able to field its best hockey players in the Olympics - mainly from the National Hockey League.
  • Calgary weather hits 19C degrees
  • The ski jump placement at Canada Olympic Park is criticised for high winds throughout games
  • 16-day schedule is longest of any Olympic Winter Games
  • Soviets sweep women's cross country skiing - Canada's best was 27th
  • Christine Rossi of France wins freestyle skiing ballet
  • Soviets win gold in men's ice hockey, 7-1 over Sweden
  • Canada beats West Germany 8-1
  • Swiss skier Vreni Schneider wins her second gold medal

Steve Tambellini from Canada takes a hit from Udo Kiessling from the Federal Republic of Germany. However, Canada hit back by winning the game 8-1.

The Soviet biathlon relay team hoisted their teammate into the air to celebrate their gold medal.

Yugoslavian supporters enjoyed a great day at Nakiska as Mateja Svet skied to a silver medal in women’s slalom and the first Olympic medal won by Yugoslavia in a women’s alpine event.

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

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