8. A Rhinestone Canadian Cowboy
Calgary, Alberta, Canada was the first place in Canada to host the Winter Games. Flashback to 1988. This western Canadian city is known the world over for hosting one of the largest rodeos in existence. So, true to form, the Albertans showed up with cowboy flair.
Thus, the opening ceremony that year featured a slew of warmly dressed cowboys in red and white outfits. It is still Canada, after all. Perhaps the western US and the Albertans should compete to see who’s the most “cowboy.” The Canadians are probably friendlier. Anyway, we love it. Giddy up!