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  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Norway’s Attacking Vikings lives on

    In climbing on to the podium at PyeongChang 2018, Ragnhild Mowinckel and Nina Haver-Løseth won Norway’s first Olympic medals in women’s Alpine skiing in 82 years. The two were inspired in their childhood years by the exploits of the so-called “Attacking Vikings”, the new wave of Norwegian Alpine skiers who took the country to the top of the sport in the early 1990s and have helped it stay there ever since.
    13 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Alpine skiers serve up historic feats as Ledecká wins shock gold

    In the Alpine skiing speed events at PyeongChang 2018 Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won his country’s first ever Olympic downhill title and Italy’s Sofia Goggia claimed a maiden women’s downhill crown for her nation, while Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic caused a sensation by storming to women’s super-G gold and Austria’s Mathias Mayer outstripped his Norwegian rivals to prevail in the men’s super-G.
    21 Mar 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Alpine Skiing, Olympic News
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Veteran Olympian Crétier signs off with surprise gold

    Alpine skier Jean-Luc Crétier caused a huge upset at the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998. Having never won a major race previously, the Frenchman held his nerve to claim a stunning downhill gold.
    23 Nov 2017 | Alpine Skiing, Nagano 1998, Olympic News, France
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 10: Drama in the men’s pole vault and the women’s beam!

    Relive the competitions of Monday 15 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The athletics in the evening was marked by David Rudisha’s double in the 800m, Shaunae Miller’s dive at the finish of the 400m, and the incredible win by Thiago Braz Da Silva in the pole vault. Simone Biles came to grief on the beam and handed the title to Sanne Wevers. Charlotte Dujardin’s dazzling display secured her a second consecutive dressage title; and Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third.
    15 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Thrills and spills in the middle- and long-distance events at Rio 2016

    From Almaz Ayana’s stunning world record win in the women’s 10,000m to Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon victory on the final day, spectators at Rio 2016 were treated to some unbelievable action in the middle- and long-distance running events.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Great Britain rules the track in Rio Velodrome

    In the track cycling at Rio 2016, Great Britain were the big winners with six golds. Both their men’s and women’s pursuit teams set new world records, Jason Kenny took an impressive three titles and his girlfriend Laura Trott won the omnium. There were also maiden track cycling wins for China in the women’s team sprint and Italy’s Elia Viviani in the men’s omnium.
    07 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Cycling Track
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