For the first time in Canada
Canada hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the first time.
The number of events increased from 39 in Sarajevo to 46 in Calgary - notably in Alpine skiing, where the super giant slalom was on the programme for the first time and the Nordic combined returned to the programme (absent since 1948).
The Artificial Snow
The Alpine events took place on artificial snow.
Curling appeared on the programme as a demonstration sport.
Short-track speed skating and freestyle skiing were two demonstration disciplines.
Speed skating moves indoors
The speed skating events were held on a covered rink for the first time.
The Athletes and the Spectators side-by-side
The athletes, the real heroes of the Games, could sit in the stands next to the spectators. No smoking The first Smoke-Free Games were held.
Calgary, 13 February 1988. Opening Ceremony at the MacMahon Stadium. The Olympic Flag.
Official opening of the Games by: Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada, declared the XV Olympic Winter Games open.
Lighting of the Olympic Flame by: Robyn Perry, a schoolgirl
Olympic Oath by: Pierre Harvey (cross country skiing)
Officials' Oath by: Suzanna Morrow -Francis (figure skating)