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    Toini Gustafsson - Cross Country Skiing

    02/07/2013

    Preparation, analysis, style, determination and experience – Sweden's Toini Gustafsson brought a great deal to the cross-country skiing competition in these Games and reaped the benefits. She had been...

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    Jean-Claude Killy - Alpine skiing

    02/10/1968

    When the Olympic Winter Games arrived in Grenoble, there was enormous expectation among the French public for a home hero. The obvious focus was Jean-Claude Killy, a charming and hugely talented 24-ye...

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    Nancy Greene - Alpine Skiing

    17/02/1968

    The women’s giant slalom produced one of the outstanding displays of these Games. Nancy Greene, a Canadian known as Tiger because of her aggressive style, was competing in her third Olympic Games, and...

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    Anatoli Firsov - Ice Hockey

    17/02/1968

    The Ice hockey tournament was based on a league format, although most fans had already decided who they expected to win before the first match was played. The Soviet Union had won the world championsh...

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    Fred Anton Maier - Speed skating

    15/02/1968

    Speed skater Fred Anton Maier was a very talented sportsman. He had skated his way to both a silver and bronze medal in the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck but his preparation for the Grenoble ...

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    Aleksandr Tikhonov - Relay 4 x 7.5 km

    15/02/1968

    Tikhonov had had three days to reflect on his narrow failure to win a gold medal in the 20km event at Grenoble. His silver was still a towering achievement for a young skier, but he knew that if only ...

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    Ion Panţuru and Nicolae Neagoe - Bobsleigh two-men

    15/02/1968

    While Eugenio Monti was on his way to being acclaimed as one of bobsleigh’s greatest competitors, another piece of history was being established among the medallists in the men's two-man. Standing on ...

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    Eugenio Monti - Bobsleigh

    15/02/1968

    Italy’s Eugenio Monti came to these Games as one of the most celebrated bobsleigh athletes of the time, and not just for his sporting ability. Four years before, he and his support team had twice come...

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    Manfred Schmid - Luge

    15/02/1968

    When Manfred Schmid arrived in Grenoble, he may have had an inkling that he had a long and successful career in luge ahead of him – but in Grenoble came confirmation. He was 23 years old, taking part ...

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    Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - Figure skating

    14/02/1968

    Four years had passed since Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, a married couple from the Soviet Union, had won the pairs figure skating title. In Grenoble, they faced renewed opposition, as well ...

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