Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 4: Calgary Olympics: 16 Days of Glory

Here are a few Day 4 Olympic memories.

Vancouver Winter Olympics Day 4, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
Calgary Winter Olympics Day 4, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1988
  • Eddie the Eagle's popularity skyrockets
  • Calgary Sun article by Mark Miller says Calgary Transit, The City of Calgary and OCO '88 transportation programs deserve a gold medal
  • The same article describes the most blatant price gouging at Olympic venues the author had ever seen: $2 hot chocolate, $7 chicken dinner, $4 wine cooler, and $2 hot dog on a stick
  • Robyn Perry (the 12-year old girl who lit the Olympic caudron during the Opening Ceremonies)  becomes a local celebrity
  • Calgary Airport volunteers are lauded for their professionalism and kind greetings to visitors
  • Miss World, Ulla Weigerstorfer, pays a visit

Elena Valova and Oleg Vassiliev from the USSR delivered a strong routine in pairs figure skating and won the silver medal.

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Serguei Grinkov from the USSR are congratulated by teammate Elena Valova before accepting their gold medals in pairs figure skating.

Canada’s Felix Belczyk catches air in the men’s combined downhill to place third. Unfortunately, Belczyk missed a gate in the slalom portion of the combined event and was disqualified.

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

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