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Nancy GREENE

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Nancy Greeneā€™s outstanding skiing career was topped with a dramatic Olympic gold.

Steady improvement

In 1964 Greene finished seventh in downhill at the Innsbruck Olympic Winter Games. In 1967, Nancy Greene won the first Alpine skiing World Cup. The following year she competed in the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Winter Games, finishing tenth in the downhill and winning silver in the slalom.

Giant slalom drama

The giant slalom in Grenoble was Greene's last chance for a victory. She skied a near-perfect race, but when she turned around to look at the electronic clock, the numbers were still moving. Greene thought, "I've just skied the race of my life and they missed my time”. Then the clock malfunction was corrected and her time appeared – she had won the race by 2.64 seconds, the largest margin in the event's history.

An ambassador for skiing

Following her retirement from competition, she has made a major contribution to Canadian sport since accepting an appointment to the government's "Task Force on Sport For Canadians”.

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Grenoble 1968-The ladies giant slalom in Chamrousse. GREENE Nancy (CAN) 1st.
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Grenoble 1968-The ladies giant slalom in Chamrousse. GREENE Nancy (CAN) 1st.
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Grenoble 1968-The ladies giant slalom in Chamrousse. GREENE Nancy (CAN) 1st at the finish after her victory.
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Grenoble 1968-Marc HODLER gives a FIS medal to Nancy GREENE (CAN) 1st, Fernande BOCHATAY (SUI) 3rd
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Grenoble 1968--GREENE Nancy (CAN) 1st. In Chamrousse.
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Grenoble 1968-The ladies giant slalom in Chamrousse. Nancy GREENE (CAN) 1st with a FIS medal.
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