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  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Speed skater Boucher breaks Canada's golden duck

    Somewhat surprisingly, up until 1984 no Canadian male competitor had ever won an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Speed skater Gaétan Boucher broke his country’s duck at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 in spectacular style, leaving with two gold medals and a bronze.
    10 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, BOUCHER, Gaétan
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Robin Cousins - Figure skating

    Robin Cousins arrived at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid as the British and European champion, and was considered the best amateur free skater in the world – a worthy and popular heir to his compatriot, the legendary John Curry.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Figure Skating, Great Britain
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Backstroke legend Matthes launches Olympic reign

    Roland Matthes is quite simply the greatest backstroke exponent in the history of the Olympic Games. Watch our exclusive archive footage of the East German in action as he claimed the first of his four individual Olympic titles, in the 100m at Mexico City1968
    22 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Triple gold for medley maestro Hickcox

    There were three gold medals and one silver for America's Charles Hickcox, the outstanding medley swimmer of his time.
    20 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Hinterseer flies the flag for Austria

    Born in Kitzbühel on 28 February 1932, Ernst Hinterseer was an apprentice carpenter and highly accomplished skier whose Austrian giant slalom title win in 1954 earned him a place in the national team for Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956. He could only finish sixth as his compatriots Toni Sailer, Andreas Molterer and Walter Schuster complete a clean sweep of the medals.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Austria, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Relay quartet make Jamaica proud

    Four years earlier in London Jamaica's 4x400m team had suffered a truly painful disappointment. They had set their sights on beating the mighty Americans and were on course to do so until Arthur Wint, running the third leg, pulled up with an injury and ended his country’s hopes.
    27 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Flying Remigino edges closest sprint in history

    Today, advances in technology have made it much easier to measure the split seconds and the fractional distances that often determine the destiny of competitions in the modern Olympic Games. We have action replays, virtual timing bars, crystal-clear photo finishes and digital timing to the thousandth of a second.
    21 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Inspirational Sláma helps Czechs to Ice Hockey silver

    Many athletes at these Games had been touched by the horrors of war. The silver medal Czech team included Miroslava Sláma, who had been interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp during the War
    08 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ice Hockey, Olympic News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens’ quest for glory started with 100m gold

    After a long and fraught process punctuated by calls for a full boycott, Jesse Owens joined 65 other USA track and field athletes on the boat to Berlin for the 1936 Olympic Games. Blessed by the ability to focus on what he did best, Owens lined up for his first event, the 100m. What followed was nine days of incomparable Olympic sport.
    03 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse
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