8:59 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
Here are the funniest things I remember:
4) The Ugly Sun-Ice 1988 Official Winter Games Jackets!
I guess these were the height of fashion in 1988? Yuck. That said, I do remember wanting one so bad. I know that the Olympic volunteers all got one but I do not remember if they sold them in stores. Unfortunately, there are still some folks in Calgary that think its a good idea to break out these coats in the winter time and show them off. I am not sure who told them this was a good idea. Put them in storage....and keep them there. Thanks!
( FYI: People are actually selling these rags online for $500-$750! What?)
6) The Closing Ceremonies I recall thinking that this was just the greatest thing ever. As I looked for a clip to share on youtube, this proud Calgarian was a little hesitant to share it with everyone. Take a look at this wonderful video and try not to laugh. Especially at the 0.21 Second mark at the wonderful singing and dancing solo. Oh My.
I may be a little cheeky, but the 1988 Games really were a wonderful time. The whole City pulled together and it was considered one of the most successful Winter Olympics at the time. It is exciting to have the games back in Canada and I will be watching as much as possible.
Go Canada Go!
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