The XV Olympic Winter Games open in Calgary

The XV Olympic Winter Games open in Calgary

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The Winter Games began with a $10 million opening ceremony that featured 5,500 performers, an aerial flyover by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Snowbirds, the parade of nations and the release of 1,000 homing pigeons. Governor General Jeanne Sauvé opened the Games on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II as 1.5 billion people watched the ceremony.

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