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  • News | Albertville 1992

    Sister act from Neuner and Neuner in the luge

    The two main rivals for gold in the women’s luge in Albertville hailed not just from the same country, but from the same family.
    12 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Luge, Austria, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Hackl’s eye for detail pays off in the luge

    Four years earlier, competing for West Germany, Georg Hackl had missed out on a gold medal in the luge by just under 0.4 seconds. Having analysed his performance in detail he came to the conclusion that it had been his start that had cost him, and duly set about improving his speed at the top of the run.
    10 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Luge, HACKL, Georg, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Flo-Jo has the wind in her sails for remarkable sprint treble

    Florence Griffith Joyner’s career was as brief as it was colourful. The Californian sprinter was known more for her outrageous outfits and long, painted fingernails as much as she was recognised for her sprinting achievements.
    25 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988, Athletics, United States of America
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    Luge - Müller makes his mark in the luge

    The 1988 luge competition brought together two men who would become the discipline’s greatest exponents over the next decade: East Germany's Jens Müller and the West German Georg Hackl. Both were destined to enjoy long and very successful careers, and it was in Calgary that they first sprang to prominence.
    15 Feb 1988 |
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Luge - Müller makes his mark in the luge

    The 1988 luge competition brought together two men who would become the discipline’s greatest exponents over the next decade: East Germany's Jens Müller and the West German Georg Hackl. Both were destined to enjoy long and very successful careers, and it was in Calgary that they first sprang to prominence.
    15 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Luge, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Record-breaker Holum bags gold

    Dianne Holum was 21 years old going into the 1972 Winter Games, but she was virtually a veteran. Five years earlier the American had become the youngest ever athlete to compete in the world speed skating championships.
    09 Feb 1972 | Sapporo 1972, Olympic News, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Ruud makes astonishing return to win ski jumping silver

    St Moritz witnessed an astonishing performance from Birger Ruud. Ruud was already a legend of the sport, having won gold medals in the 1932 and 1936 Games, and since then he had retired from competition and turned to coaching.
    07 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ski Jumping, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Indestructible Guglielmetti earns golden reward

    Many of the European delegations making the long journey across the Atlantic for the 1932 Olympics devised inventive ways to keep their team members fit during the gruelling voy-age.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
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