Pre-Olympic Winter Sport Round-Up
Thirty years on, Calgary’s Olympic winter sport venues continue to host the best athletes in the world. While many Olympic arenas and stadiums around the world lie vacant, unused or are turned into convention centres, the legacy of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games lives on in what has become Canada’s major winter sport hub.
The Olympic Oval, Canada Olympic Park, the Canmore Nordic Centre and Nakiska Ski Area are still thriving, not only serving as public recreation spaces and training centres for Canada’s elite and developing athletes, but also habitually hosting international competitions.
With just 77 days to go until the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea begin, athletes from around the world are converging in Alberta for a multitude of pre-Olympic World Cup competitions including alpine skiing, long track speed skating, luge, freestyle skiing, para-nordic skiing, ski cross and women’s hockey.