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Frank King, an architect of 1988 Calgary Games, dies at 81

Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81.

He died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club, said Bob Niven, the chief executive officer of Calgary's bid committee. King was an avid runner who competed in the Seniors Games.

King was the CEO of the organizing committee. In the effort to bring an Olympics to Calgary, King and Niven had to overcome the reputation of the money-losing 1976 Summer Games in Montreal.

Canada is now a winter sports powerhouse, with Calgary a training hub for the country's Olympians and Paralympians. Canada won just five medals and no gold in 1988, but...

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