You are an athlete at the Winter Games of 1988 in Calgary, about to move across snow and ice with as much speed, strength, endurance and grace as you can muster in the blustery cold. This is the winter portion of the world's foremost amateur sports competition, matching skills against the top athletes from one hundred countries.
Be proud. Today you stand among the elite few whose courage and stamina will be tested by these winter games. Listen. A fanfare of trumpets sound as the Winter Games flag is slowly raised. Thousands of white doves are released, symbolically to fly to the countries of the world with the message of peace and the news that the games have begun. This is it. Your chance to go for the gold!