Thursday, February 22, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1998 - Canadians take home record medal haul as 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano, Japan; 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze for a total of 15 medals. Record surpassed in 2002 Salt Lake City (17 medals) and Turin, Italy (24 medals)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

On This Day In Olympic History....

1952 - At the 6th Winter Olympics in Oslo Norway, Dick Button of the United States successfully performs the first ever Triple Jump in competition in Men's Figure Skating 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1988 - Brian Orser wins his second Silver Medal in Men's Figure Skating at the Calgary Olympic games; he repeated his result in Sarajevo in 1984; narrowly loses the 'Battle of the Brians' against US figure skater Brian Boitano, who takes the Gold.

Friday, February 16, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1984 - Canada's Gaetan Boucher wins second Gold Medal in Speed Skating at the 14th Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; fourth medal of his career.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1968 - Nancy Greene wins Gold Medal in Women's Giant Slalom at the 10th Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.