July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

On July 17, 1976 the Games of the XXI Olympiad officially opened at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, making it the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Games.

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February 13, 1998 – Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics

February 13, 1998 – Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics

Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier” makes one of the most dramatic crashes in skiing history when he catapults 30 feet in the air, lands on his helmet and rams through two safety fences at an estimated 80 miles per hour on February 13, 1998.

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