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  • Lasse Virén wins the Distance Double Double - Montreal 1976 Olympic Games | Video

    Lasse Virén wins the Distance Double Double - Montreal 1976 Olympic Games

    Lasse Virén had been considered an unlikely contender when he won his gold medals in the 5000m and 10000m during the previous Olympic Games in Munich 1972.   Arriving at Montreal 1976, Virén was now a double Olympic champion and considered as one of the favorites for another medal.   Could he follow the footsteps of the “Flying Finns” Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola who dominated long-distance running events during the Olympic Games between 1912 and 1928?   Lasse Virén began by winning the 10,000m with a comfortable 30 meters lead. However, the 5,000m final was harder. Although Virén was in the lead at the beginning of the last lap, only five meters separated the first six runners. Coming out of the final turn, Virén beat back a fierce challenge by New Zealand's Dick Quax and won his fourth Olympic gold medal, while Quax took the silver.   The podium was completed by Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand from West Germany who - in his fight for the bronze medal - lunged across the finish line, winning it by 0.12 seconds.   With this race, Virén became the only repeat winner of the 5,000m and therefore, the only athlete to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m in consecutive Olympic Games.  
  • Stephan Eberharter Accomplish His Golden Dream | Video

    Stephan Eberharter Accomplish His Golden Dream

    Stephan Eberharter of Austria captures his 1st ever gold medal in the giant slalom, 4 years after winning silver in Nanago 1998. Eberharter covers the course in a combined time of 2:23.28, Bode Miller clinches the silver medal in 2:24.16, becoming the first American man to win a medal in this event. Lasse Kjus claims the bronze medal in 2:24.32. Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Men's Final - Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics - Stephan Eberharter (AUT), Bode Miller (USA), Lasse Kjus (NOR)
  • Hansen pedals hard to take Omnium gold for Denmark | Video

    Hansen pedals hard to take Omnium gold for Denmark

    London 2012 - track Cyclist Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark Denmark's wins gold in the first ever men's Omnium thanks to a fast and furious time-trial performance.
  • Omnium gold for Denmark's Hansen | Video

    Omnium gold for Denmark's Hansen

    London 2012 - Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark storms to gold in the Track Cycling Men's Omnium 1km time trial. Watch his performance now.
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