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Calgary Olympics: Volunteers vital to the Games

"Everything is perfect!" That's how one IOC member described the 1988 Winter Olympics to Calgary Mayor Ralph Klein. Unlike the debt-drenched 1976 Montreal Olympics, Calgary was a financial success, even turning a profit. Highlights included the dramatic battle of the Brians, Elizabeth Manley's spectacular skate and ski jumper Eddie "the Eagle." The 16-day event transformed this western cow town into a city boasting top-notch sports facilities.

10,000 volunteers help make the 1988 Olympics an organizational success.
Medium: Radio
Program: World Report
Broadcast Date: Feb. 12, 1988
Reporter: Neil Ford
Duration: 2:11

Last updated: March 28, 2013

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