CBC Calgary celebrates Olympic opening ceremonies

With the 2014 Sochi Games set to begin Friday, CBC Calgary is looking to recapture the spirit of 1988.

Olympic fans in Calgary invited to recapture the Olympic spirit of 1988 while gearing up for Sochi 2014

The Calgary Eyeopener will be broadcasting live from the Olympic Oval Friday. Come down to enjoy the program from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. MT and stay to watch the opening ceremony in Sochi starting at 9 a.m. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

With the 2014 Sochi Games set to begin Friday morning, CBC Calgary is looking to recapture the spirit of 1988. 

CBC Radio's Calgary Eyeopener will be broadcasting live from the Olympic Oval lounge.

The public is invited to check out Friday's show, which runs from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. MT.

  • The Calgary Eyeopener is looking for your photos from the Calgary '88 opening ceremony. Email them to eyeopener@cbc.ca or tweet to @CBCEyeopener.

The show will cover a range of interesting and important issues surrounding Sochi 2014 while remembering the excitement of the Winter Olympics in Calgary.

World figure skating champion Brian Orser carries the Canadian flag as he leads the Canadian Olympic team into McMahon Stadium in Calgary during the opening ceremony of the XV Olympic Winter Games on February 13, 1988. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Shirley Murray, who choreographed Calgary's Olympic opening ceremony in 1988, will be on hand to talk about what to expect from Sochi's ceremony.  

The Oval's "Ice Guru" will let us know what makes it the best in the world.  

Host David Gray will explore the history of the Olympics and get live reports from Sochi from CBC reporter Nick Purdon and host Mark Connolly, who is covering the sliding sports.

There will be an Olympic tuque and pin giveaway and free coffee and muffins courtesy of Fuel for Gold — a nutrition program that supports elite athletes. 

There will also be a live viewing of the opening ceremony starting at 9 a.m. M.T.

We look forward to seeing you at the Olympic Oval lounge located at 2500 University Dr. N.W. on the second floor.