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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Hinterseer flies the flag for Austria

    Born in Kitzbühel on 28 February 1932, Ernst Hinterseer was an apprentice carpenter and highly accomplished skier whose Austrian giant slalom title win in 1954 earned him a place in the national team for Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956. He could only finish sixth as his compatriots Toni Sailer, Andreas Molterer and Walter Schuster complete a clean sweep of the medals.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Austria, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Relay quartet make Jamaica proud

    Four years earlier in London Jamaica's 4x400m team had suffered a truly painful disappointment. They had set their sights on beating the mighty Americans and were on course to do so until Arthur Wint, running the third leg, pulled up with an injury and ended his country’s hopes.
    27 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Flying Remigino edges closest sprint in history

    Today, advances in technology have made it much easier to measure the split seconds and the fractional distances that often determine the destiny of competitions in the modern Olympic Games. We have action replays, virtual timing bars, crystal-clear photo finishes and digital timing to the thousandth of a second.
    21 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Inspirational Sláma helps Czechs to Ice Hockey silver

    Many athletes at these Games had been touched by the horrors of war. The silver medal Czech team included Miroslava Sláma, who had been interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp during the War
    08 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ice Hockey, Olympic News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens’ quest for glory started with 100m gold

    After a long and fraught process punctuated by calls for a full boycott, Jesse Owens joined 65 other USA track and field athletes on the boat to Berlin for the 1936 Olympic Games. Blessed by the ability to focus on what he did best, Owens lined up for his first event, the 100m. What followed was nine days of incomparable Olympic sport.
    03 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Hungary’s Piller of strength shines in the fencing

    György Piller’s long and successful association with fencing began at the Ludovica Military Academy in Hungary, where he combined his military education with training at the academy’s fencing school.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Hungary, Fencing
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    The greatest show on earth

    On a gloriously sunny day, an expectant crowd of 100,000 gathered in the revamped Olym-pic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, the scale and quality of the arena impressing all who were present.
    30 Jul 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
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