Both theoretical and empirical sociological works tell as that rapid social change in a local society might produce conflicts and problems. This paper tells the story about what happened to the community of Lillehammer (23, 000 inhabitants) during the construction period and during the 16 olympics days. How did the local popuration react to the prospects of huge investments during a short time span? The paper lists four criteria for “the integrated society”, and asks if the community of Lillehammer experienced processes of distintegration during the construction period. To a certain degree, the construction period can be described as “an anomic pregnancy”; there was a feeling of “community lost” in the town. During the olympic arrangement, however, this situation changed dramatically. While the years before the Games could be described in terms of fission, the 16 olympic days turned out as an enormous fusion process. The local integrational effects of the Games is explained in terms of collective identity processes. The theoretical framework for much of the discussion is phenomenological: Based on stories written by the local population of Lillehammer, the author asks: How do people construct the new social reality which took place outside their windows?