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  • News | Rome 1960

    Raimondo d'Inzeo rides to victory in battle of the brothers

    Italy's Raimondo d'Inzeo was destined for a long Olympic career – but Rome 1960 was to be the highlight. He was already something of a sporting veteran, having competed at his first Olympics over a decade before, in London in 1948. In 1956, he had won individual and team silver in Stockholm and now, at the age of 35, he was keen to add a gold to his collection.
    07 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    More Olympic joy for Jernberg

    Sweden’s Sixten Jernberg had been the most successful athlete at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956, featuring on every single one of the men’s cross country podiums. As well as gold in the 50km, he had taken silvers in the 30km and 15km and bronze in the 4x10km relay.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, JERNBERG, Sixten, Cross Country Skiing, Sweden
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    FBI agent Ashenfelter breaks cover to win the steeplechase

    Agents from America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, normally keep a low profile. But in Helsinki agent Horace Ashenfelter broke cover and grabbed the attention of the world.
    25 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Da Silva's record-breaking streak to triple jump gold

    Brazil’s Adhemar Ferreira da Silva was from a humble background. He was the son of a railroad worker and domestic servant and grew up in Sao Paulo. At the age of 19, he took up the triple jump and discovered, almost immediately, that he had spectacular natural gift.
    23 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    James Coates - Skeleton

    The skeleton competition was notable for the number of older athletes to take part. Silver medallist Jack Heaton was 39 while Britain's John Crammond was 41. Richard Bott, another British slider, was 47 while the United States sent over Mac MacCarthy, who was 51.
    04 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Skeleton, Great Britain, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Sverre Farstad - Speed Skating

    Some athletes are born to their sport. They know from a young age where their skill lies, and work on that single sport. But others are gifted in multiple activities – allrounders who have the different challenge of knowing which sport should end up as the focus of their concentration.
    02 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
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