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OLYMPIC REVIEW77 PAST EXCERPT B oth cowboys and Indians came together for the XVth Winter Games, providing the 60,000 lucky spectators at the McMahon Stadium and over a billion viewers throughout the world with a succession of lively and colourful images bearing witness to the history of the Canadian West and reflecting the spirit of Calgary, the beauty of the region and the warmth of the population. Ovation followed ovation as the fifty-seven delegations led by Greece started to process into the stadium. There was a special mention for Australia, with a chorus of " Happy Birthday to you" from the crowd in honour of the country's bicentenary. Also, for the first time, at the end of their procession, the athletes were able to sit in the stands and watch the show. At the end of its long journey, the flame entered the stadium borne aloft by Cathy Priestner, the speed skater who won the silver medal in the 500m in 1976 in Innsbruck, and by former world ski champion and local hero, Ken Read. But whereas everyone was expecting a former Olympic champion, it was in fact the young Robyn Perry, a future Olympic skating hopeful, who finally stood on tiptoe to light the cauldron. The cross- country skier Pierre Harvey spoke loudly and clearly the oath for all the competitors. Thus, with youth firmly to the fore, the Games could begin. Day after day, exploits and scenes of intensive sport, in turn astonishing, amusing, dramatic or disappointing, made up the history of these Games, lending them a particular colour. In a festival of sequins and pirouettes on ice, and a succession of ovations and waves of enthusiasm which seemed as though they would never end, President Samaranch, after awarding the Olympic Order in gold with the IOC's gratitude to Mr. Frank King, chairman of OCO' 88, then proceeded to close the XVth Winter Games and made the traditional appeal to the youth of the world for the next meeting in Albertville. ¦ STEPBACKINTIME: MARCH1988 FESTIVAL AT THE FOOT OF THE ROCKIES: IN MARCH 1988, OLYMPIC REVIEW REPORTED ON THE SUCCESSFUL STAGING OF THE CALGARY WINTER GAMES A MONTH EARLIER Above Performers at the Calgary Games Opening Ceremony