On this day: Final Day of Montreal Olympics
Thursday, 31st July 2014 by Ian Brown
Look up ‘boondoggle‘ in the dictionary and you may find a picture of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The final day of competition for the summer Olympics took place on this day in 1976… but the stadium’s nickname The Big O soon got changed into The Big Owe. Taxpayers in the city didn’t finish paying for it until 30 years later. Although it is the largest stadium in the country, these days it mostly sits empty apart from the occasional football game, trade show or concert.