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  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Forsberg ends her Olympic medal drought

    Magdalena Forsberg was widely regarded as the world's foremost female biathlete of her generation, and ahead of Salt Lake City she was on her way to winning her sixth consecutive World Cup title. Yet she had somehow never managed to translate that form into Olympic success and arrived in the USA looking to win her first medal at the Games.
    11 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Sweden, Biathlon
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Schneider completes full house of medals

    Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider came to Lillehammer having already experienced the emotional extremes of the Olympic stage. Her debut at the 1988 Winter Games had seen her leave Calgary with two gold medals and a reputation for being one of the world’s greatest skiers. But four years later she returned home empty-handed from Albertville.
    26 Feb 1994 | Lillehammer 1994, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Switzerland
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Bathe in glory

    Few Olympians have been as appropriately named as Walter Bathe. Born in what is now Poland, the German began swimming at the age of eight to build up his constitution. He became a member of the ASV Wroclaw club and, by 1912, was performing at a high enough standard to represent Germany at the Olympic Games.Bathe was a breaststroke specialist, who had twice broken the world record over 100m in 1910. But in Stockholm he was entered into the 200m and 400m events.
    10 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Swimming, Poland
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