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  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Schmid comes of age in the luge

    When Manfred Schmid arrived in Grenoble, he may have had an inkling that he had a long and successful career in luge ahead of him – but in Grenoble came confirmation. He was 23 years old, taking part in his second Olympic Winter Games, and on his way to becoming one of the sport's stars. Four years previously, in Innsbruck, he had come ninth after four solid, if unspectacular, runs. Here, his performance was very different.
    15 Feb 1968 | Grenoble 1968, Luge, Austria, SCHMID, Manfred
  • News | Rome 1960

    Fredriksson stages stylish farewell in kayak doubles

    Sweden's Gert Fredriksson, who competed at the top level over the course of more than two decades, is arguably the greatest canoeist of all time. He began competing in 1942, but the Second World War meant he didn't make his Olympic debut until 1948, by which time he was 28. He won two gold medals in London, then added a gold and a silver four years later in Helsinki and then two more golds in Melbourne in 1956.
    29 Aug 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Winslow and Kitson dominate men’s tennis

    South African duo Winslow and Kitson were both friends and foes during the 1912 Games – winning the outdoor doubles tennis competition together but going head-to-head in the final of the singles event.
    05 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • News | Athens 1896

    Ace Boland smashes his way to tennis success

    John Pius Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1870. Following the death of his mother, when he was 12, he and his six brothers and sisters were placed under the guardianship of his uncle, Nicholas Donnelly, a Dublin bishop. He was educated at a Catholic school in England, going on to graduate from London University in 1892.
    11 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Tennis, Great Britain
  • News | Athens 1896

    Flack flies the flag for Australia

    Australia’s only competitor at the 1896 Games, Edwin “Teddy” Flack won both middle distance running events, the 800m and 1,500m, and made a huge mark on the local crowds and media, earning himself the nickname of the “Lion of Athens”.
    09 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Australia, Athletics
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