Frank King, who brought Olympics to Calgary, dies at 81

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Frank King, the man who brought the 1988 Olympics to Calgary, has died. King was the chief executive officer of Calgary's organizing committee. He was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1988 and received the Olympic Order in Gold from the International Olympic Committee that same year. He passed away yesterday at the age of 81, after suffering a heart attack. Bob Niven was the head of the 1988 Olympic bid committee, and a close friend of Frank King.

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