The Canadian Olympic team struts in during the opening ceremonies. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The logo was a snowflake.
Balloons! The Opening Ceremonies at McMahon Stadium. (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)
The Canadian women's' curling team in the finals. (Photo: Getty Images)
Skier Frank Woernal of West Germany sports some killer pink goggles. (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)
Canadian figure skater Brian Orser during his silver medal-winning routine. (Photo: Bob Martin/Getty Images)
Robocop was released in 1987. This guy watched cross-country skiing in 1988. Coincidence? (Photo: Getty Images)
Swiss skier Vreni Schneider (centre) with teammate Maria Walliser (right) and West German Christa Kinshofer-Gütlein after the women's giant slalom. If points were awarded for earbands, Walliser would have taken more than bronze. (Photo: ROBERTSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Jamaican bobsled team during their second run. Their story would later be immortalized in Cool Runnings, a seminal movie for those who grew up in the '90s. (Photo: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
The mascots Hidy and Howdy, now retired. (Photo: Mike Powell/Allsport)
Franck Piccard won gold in the men's Super G slalom. Try playing Tinder on that thing. (Photo: Allsport UK /Allsport)
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards gives the thumbs up. He was the first ski jumper to represent Great Britain at the Olympics and, though he finished last in both his events, he's remembered for being a big-hearted underdog. Also for his giant glasses. (Photo: Gray Mortimore/Allsport)
Figure skaters Elizabeth Manley of Canada (left, with the silver), Katarina Witt of East Germany (centre, with the gold) and Debra Thomas of the USA (right, with the bronze). (Photo: Steve Powell/Getty Images)
A full set of Calgary Olympic pins (Photo: Kijiji)
We sure do. It was the magical winter of 1988. Neon was big. The Canadians wore cowboy hats. The Soviet Union and East Germany were both in attendance (and came first and second in the medal count, respectively). Jamaica sent a bobsled team. And Canada, the proud host nation, failed to win a single gold medal. Ah well. If we remember the Calgary Games for anything, it'll be for the awesome 1980s style we get to relive in posts like this. (And don't get smug Vancouver — let's talk in 25 years.) Even as the Sochi Games continue to enthral us, let's take another quick nostalgic detour into a part of our Olympic heritage.