With all the noise of the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Suddenly 40 years ago there were summer Games in Montreal, in Canada.
Fascinating to see the perspective of folks 40 years later, and yes Montrealers paid for a long time.
From way back in the day with Montreal coming out of Expo 67, it was only normal to host Olympics games a few years later in 1976.
Agreed...the Olympic Stadium that subsequently took years to complete, made a statement back then for a multitude of reasons. While building the stadium was an ongoing saga for a few years prior, and several years later to complete the tower.
The retractable roof...don't go there.
The games were the event of the year in Montreal, securing tickets for any venue at face value was an accomplishment.
GM was the official vehicle supplier to COJO, and there was nothing more Canadian than a Pontiac Parisienne at the time, and probably assembled in Ste.Therese. Obvious that Parisiennes were the car of choice used by COJO.
Imagine for a moment if the Internet and social media existed back then.
The Olympic Village is still there.
Following the Munich Olympics of 1972, the games in Montreal were perhaps a prescient glimpse into the security for any major event on the world stage that attracts millions of eyeballs. The Olympic Village was fenced in during the games guarded by the Canadian Military. The food for the athletes was at a central location under guard.
Yes...time passes for everyone...it was 40 years ago.