February 15, 1988 |
In 1984, 10 minutes before the start of the Los Angeles Olympic Games, a representative of L.A. Police Chief Daryl Gates rushed into my control booth at the Coliseum to say, "We think there's a bomb in the torch. You can't light it." Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm, but enough of a jolt to panic me and my staff. Paddy Sampson, executive producer of Saturday's opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, had no such scare.