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  • News | Turin 2006

    The extraordinary journey of Clara Hughes culminated with gold at Turin 2006

    On 25 February 2006, Clara Hughes was crowned Olympic champion in the 5,000m at the Olympic Oval in Turin. Her success in speed skating, winning a total of four medals came after a podium finish in road cycling in Atlanta, 10 years earlier. The Canadian champion is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
    25 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Turin 2006, Canada, Speed Skating
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Closing fireworks for Ole Einar Bjørndalen at Sochi 2014

    On 19 February 2014 in Sochi, Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the artisan of Norway’s victory in the first ever Olympic biathlon mixed relay. Having already won the sprint ten days earlier, he took his eighth Olympic title and thirteenth medal, making him one of the greatest Olympic winter athletes of all time.
    19 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Biathlon, Norway
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Hermann Maier: a spectacular crash in the downhill followed by two titles at Nagano 1998

    On 13 February 1998, in the downhill at the Games in Nagano, Hermann Maier crashed off the course in spectacular fashion, and the images of this made the news all over the world. But the Games went on for him – just a few days later he won two gold medals, in the super-G and giant slalom. And the legend of the “Herminator” would live on for many years to come.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Alpine Skiing, Austria
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Carina Vogt makes ski jumping history

    She wasn’t the favourite, but on the day, on the normal hill in Rosa Khutor for the first women’s Olympic ski jumping competition, Carina Vogt triumphed with her very first jump. The German champion thus made her mark on history, and now has the most FIS World Championships ski jumping titles, with five individual and team gold medals!
    11 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Ski Jumping, Germany
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
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