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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Squaw Valley 1960: How it all began

    Alexander Cushing, a landowner in Squaw Valley – an uninhabited valley overlooking Lake Tahoe and perched 1,900 metres above sea level in California’s Sierra Nevada and 300 kilometres east of San Francisco – dreamed of transforming the place into a world-class winter sports destination. His vision began to take shape when he built a lodge and then a ski lift in the middle of what was still an untamed landscape.
    18 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Opening Ceremony
  • News | Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

    Sailer skis into history

    03 Feb 1956 | Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956, Alpine Skiing, Austria, Olympic News
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Székely edges compatriot Novák in breaststroke duel

    It was in Helsinki that the butterfly first truly rose to prominence. It had only been adopted relatively recently by top-class swimmers, and was not yet sufficiently established to be given a race of its own, in instead being classed as being a type of breaststroke.
    29 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Swimming, Hungary
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Exactly 100 years ago, the Games of the VII Olympiad began on ice

    Not long after the end of the First World War, the city of Antwerp hosted the Games of the VII Olympiad, a magnificent edition studded with achievements that have gone down in history. The Games began in the Flemish city on 20 April 1920 at the Palais de Glace with figure skating, returning to the Olympic programme after its debut at London 1908, and ice hockey, which was making its first appearance. Both events proved to be a huge success. 
    17 Apr 1920 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey
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