Just as in Albertville, there were 3 RINGO
contests over a 3 week period starting on February 7th
, with similar prizes awarded to the winners.
The 3 contests spanned a 3 week period (21 days), with the last one finishing on the last day of the Olympic Games. Each Canadian team member received a total of 3 game cards, one for each of the 3 series of contests. Journal Canada
, an official circular that was distributed to all of the Olympic villages, published a set of 5 RINGO
s daily, featuring past international Olympians and some facts about the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.).
The first players with a row of 5 matching RINGO
s would present the completed RINGO
game cards, as soon as possible, day or night, to the administration officer at the Olympic village for verification. Prizes
were provided by the Canadian Olympic Association.
For the Lillehammer Games, CTV
produced several short series, one of which was "On The Town
" with John McKeachie
. During prime-time coverage, on February 26, 1994, just before the exhibition performance of the figure skating program, RINGO made its first national television
appearance with a live on-air demonstration of RINGO
played by some of the Canadian Olympic team members and John McKeachie.