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  • News | Albertville 1992

    Rejuvenated Blair turns tragedy into triumph

    Bonnie Blair arrived in Albertville already an established star of international speed skating, but with her ambition undiminished. She had made her name four years earlier in Calgary, where she had stormed her way to the 500m gold medal in a world record time, and picked up a bronze in the 1,000m.
    14 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Speed Skating, BLAIR, Bonnie, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Bobsleigh - Cool runnings in Calgary

    The achievements of the Jamaican bobsleigh team in Calgary cannot be measured in times or medals. The quartet from the Caribbean island came nowhere near to the podium and yet their endeavours earned international admiration and global fame, even inspiring a movie
    27 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Bobsleigh, Jamaica, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Alpine Skiing - Tomba the Bomba explodes onto the Olympic stage

    Many great skiers are born in the mountains, and their sporting destinies are shaped from an early age. Alberto Tomba was a bit different. The Italian was also a keen footballer, and as a youngster had played tennis and raced motorbikes. However, as he grew older his greatest passion became skiing.
    27 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Alpine Skiing, Italy, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Ski Jumping - The Eagle has landed!

    It wasn't just the Jamaican bobsleigh team that highlighted the determination to compete against the odds in Calgary. At the top of the ski jump, a nervous looking British competitor stood and waved his arms at the watching crowd. As he launched himself onto the ramp the world held its breath. These were the Games that made Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards a star.
    23 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Ski Jumping, Great Britain, EDWARDS, Michael, Olympic News
  • News | Mexico 1968

    US basketball team in seventh heaven

    Watch our video and relive the final of the men’s basketball tournament at Mexico City 1968, where USA overpowered Yugoslavia to remain the sport’s one and only gold-medal winners since its introduction to the Olympic programme back in 1936.
    25 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968
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