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  • News | Rome 1960

    Thompson steams across the line in 50km walk

    As a youngster Don Thompson had been a keen runner, but an injury to his Achilles tendon halted his progress. Instead, he turned to the sport of walking, and soon found that he was a natural.
    07 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Rome 1960

    Friendship comes second for decathlon star Johnson

    The decathlon produced a truly classic battle in Rome between the USA’s Rafer Johnson and his friend C.K. Yang, who trained with Johnson but was representing Taiwan.
    06 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Rome 1960

    Kapitonov clinches men's road race

    The Soviet Union won its first cycling title thanks to the exemplary fitness of Viktor Kapitonov, who made two desperate sprints to the finishing line in the course of the same race!
    30 Aug 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    USA strike first ever ice hockey gold

    There were not many who believed that the USA had much chance of winning Olympic ice hockey gold in Squaw Valley, despite the advantage of a fervent home crowd behind them.
    28 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Haase blazes the trail for women’s speed skating

    Women’s speed skating had made its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport at Lake Placid 1932, with the first world championships being held in Stockholm (SWE) four years later. It was finally included on the official Games programme at Squaw Valley 1960, where medals were up for grabs in the 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000m.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, HAASE, Helga, Speed Skating, Poland
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Gusakova heads Soviet clean sweep

    The Soviet Union had dominated the international women’s cross country scene since the inclusion of women’s events on the FIS World Championship programme in Falun (SWE) in 1954.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Russian Federation
  • 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 | Squaw Valley 1960

    Wagner and Paul prove the perfect match

    Hailing from Toronto, Canadian pair Barbara Wagner and Robert “Bob” Paul had been skating together since 1952, when they were mere 14 and 15 year olds respectively. Paul’s love for skating can be traced back to his recovery from a childhood bout of non-paralytic polio, during which he asked his parents for a pair of skates. From that point on he barely left the ice, teaming up with his teenage partner to represent Canada in the pairs at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956, where they took sixth place.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Figure Skating, Canada
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Lestander wins first Olympic biathlon gold

    Combining cross country skiing and target shooting, military patrol featured on the official programme at the inaugural Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924 before making a reappearance as a demonstration sport at Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 and St Moritz 1948.
    21 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Biathlon
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