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Nakiska: 1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing Venue - Kananaskis, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 50° 56.500 W 115° 09.000
11U E 629971 N 5644967
Quick Description: Nakiska, and more specifically Mount Allan, was the site of the alpine events during the XV 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Today it is still an active ski resort.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 8:33:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMHTFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
Views: 1

Long Description:
Nakiska, and more specifically Mount Allan, was the site of the alpine events during the XV 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Alberta Tomba of Italy (Men's Giant Slalom and Men's Slalom) and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland (Women's Giant Slalom and Women's Slalom) each won two gold medals. Karen Pearcy, from Banff just down the highway, did the home country proud by winning two bronze medals (Women's Downhill and Women's Super Giant Slalom) and finishing fourth in the combined - all with a broken thumb.

Today it is still an active ski resort.
Olympic Games: Calgary Winter 1988

Sport held at venue: Skiing (Winter) - Alpine Skiing

Start and/or Finish: Not Aplicable

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Plaque at Location

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use:
Well, it's not really a plaque, but the main entry sign proudly boast's Nakiska's role in the winter games.


Current Use: ski resort

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Sport held at venue No 2: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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