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Just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary within sight of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, the Canada Olympic Park was built for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1986. The complex includes an Olympic bobsleigh/luge track and a 90-metre ski jump tower, as well as Olympic memorabilia in the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, the Olympic cauldron and the spectacular Flags of Nations concourse.
The Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, the largest of its kind in North America and a tribute to the Olympic ideal, provides a multi-media experience, from awe-inspiring Olympic film footage to the adrenaline rush of the Olympic bobsleigh track simulator.
There is a wide range of activities throughout the year to suit all abilities, from beginner to enthusiast. During the winter snowboarding, skiing and bobsleighing are three of the most popular, whilst in the summer the Park's professionally maintained 25-kilometre open and single-track cross-country mountain bike park is a firm favourite.
The Park hosts a variety of spectacular spectator events throughout the winter months including Luge Championships, Ski Jump, Snowboard, Fat Tyre Mountain Bike race on snow, Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships (a new medal sport premiering at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City) where sliders plummet head first down the track.