Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 3: Calgary Olympics: 16 Days of Glory

Here are a few Day 3 Olympic memories.

Vancouver Olympics Day 3- Sunday, February, 14, 2009
Calgary Olympics Day 3 - Monday February 15, 1988
  • U.S.S.R. leads the medal count with 5
  • Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland wins the gold medal in men's downhill
  • Romanian women's speed skating team opts to withdraw from the competition for unknown and mysterious reasons.
  • Jens Mueller of Germany captures gold in luge.
  • Soviet team dominates Nordic events in Canmore.
  • Eddie the Eagle soars to last place finish in 70 metre jump - and wins the hearts of the world.

Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland celebrates after winning gold in the men’s downhill.

Georg Hackl of the Federal Republic of Germany speeds around a corner in the men’s luge to capture the silver medal.

Alexei Prokourorov from the USSR celebrates on the podium before accepting his gold medal in the men’s 30km cross-country ski event.

Corey Millen from the USA breaks towards Czechoslovakian goalie Dominik Hasek. Hasek made the save on the play and helped his team defeat the USA 7-5.

Ken Yaremchuk and Merlin Malinowski celebrate after a Canadian goal during their ice hockey game against Switzerland.
Canada won 4-2.

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

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