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  • McIvor the Ski Cross sensation | Video

    McIvor the Ski Cross sensation

    Ashleigh McIvor dominates the women's ski cross competition and takes gold ahead of Berntsen and Josserand.
  • Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon | Video

    Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon

    Out of the 74 starting runners, only 53 finished the marathon at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.   After being left slightly behind the leading pack that had set an initial fiercely fast pace, Waldemar Cierpinski from East Germany was able to pass the leaders around the 36 kilometre mark.   Once Cierpinski passed the pack he kept his position and took his number 297 bib through the finish line to claim the gold medal.   As the East German had also won the marathon in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, he equalled the feat of marathon legend Abebe Bikila who had won two Olympic gold medals in Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.
  • Kevin Rolland: This is ski halfpipe | Video

    Kevin Rolland: This is ski halfpipe

    The awe-inspiring event of ski halfpipe will make its debut on an Olympic programme as part of the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games. And who better to give you the lowdown on this new Olympic event than the King of Style himself, Mr Kevin Rolland? The YOG Ambassador - who hopes to compete in the event at the Sochi Games in 2014 – shows us a few tricks of his trade (quite literally) and explains what it takes to be the best!
  • Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event | Video

    Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event

    Raised in Sugarland, Texas, Tara Lipinski first attracted international attention when, at the age of 13, she qualified for the United States team at the 1996 world championships. She placed 15th, but the following year she caused a sensation when she finished first and became the youngest world champion in figure skating history. Still, when the 1998 Olympic Games came around, Lipinski was picked for the silver medal behind Michelle Kwan. Kwan led after the short programme, but Lipinski's exuberant long programme won her the first place votes of six of the nine judges and she edged ahead to take the gold medal. At the age of 15 years and 255 days, Lipinski became the youngest winner of an individual event in the history of the Winter Games, beating Sonja Henie's 70-year-old record by two months.
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