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  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Skeleton’s high-speed “Emperor” Yun Sung-bin refuses to rest on his laurels

    In the space of less than three-and-a-half minutes at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Republic of Korea’s Yun Sung-bin became Asia’s first gold medallist in the skeleton, sold his sport to a previously unheeding nation and propelled himself to the status of sporting royalty.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skeleton, PyeongChang 2018, Republic of Korea
  • News | Turin 2006

    12 February to 12 February: Ireen Wüst’s 12-year rise to the pinnacle of Olympic speed skating

    Every great story at the Olympic Winter Games has to start somewhere. And for Ireen Wüst, the most decorated speed skater in Olympic history, the story began in Turin, at the Lingotto Oval on 12 February 2006, in what was her first ever appearance on the Olympic stage. Twelve years to the day later, she won her fifth title in PyeongChang!
    12 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skating, Turin 2006, PyeongChang 2018, Netherlands
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Carina Vogt makes ski jumping history

    She wasn’t the favourite, but on the day, on the normal hill in Rosa Khutor for the first women’s Olympic ski jumping competition, Carina Vogt triumphed with her very first jump. The German champion thus made her mark on history, and now has the most FIS World Championships ski jumping titles, with five individual and team gold medals!
    11 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Ski Jumping, Germany
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 9 February 2014 in Sochi, Armin Zöggeler brought things full circle: six Games, six medals in luge!

    It’s certainly some record. Armin Zöggeler competed in luge at every Winter Games edition from 1994 to 2014: Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver and Sochi. And he took home a medal from each, including two golds. On 9 February 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Centre, the 40-year-old won bronze to make history with his sixth consecutive medal.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Luge, Italy, Vancouver 2010, Nagano 1998, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Lillehammer 1994
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    On 8 February 1968 in Grenoble, Eugenio Monti’s great dream started to become a reality!

    In 1968, at the age of 40, with nine bobsleigh World Championship titles to his name and a reputation for fair play after his superb display of sportsmanship four years earlier in Innsbruck, Eugenio Monti triumphed twice on the Alpe d’Huez ice track, winning both the two-man and four-man events. Here we take a look back at a memorable week for one of the greatest bobsledders of all time. It all started on Thursday 8 February.
    08 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Grenoble 1968
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    In Sapporo on 7 February 1972, compulsory figures made for compelling viewing

    Beatrix Schuba is still today Austria’s most recent Olympic figure skating champion, and only its second after Herma Szabo in 1924. And in 1972, she was also her country’s last world champion. She owed her victory in Sapporo to her excellence in the compulsory figures, a part of skating competitions that was scrapped at the start of the 1990s.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sapporo 1972, Figure Skating, Austria
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    5 February 1976, Innsbruck – Franz Klammer writes the greatest page of his story

    He remains the king of the downhill, the most successful skier of anyone in his discipline in the World Cup. But Franz Klammer's career took an exceptional turn when he won in front of a huge crowd during the Innsbruck Games on 5 February 1976. The story of a day like no other...
    05 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1976, Alpine Skiing
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