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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sharing the golden spoils

    Among the many highlights of PyeongChang 2018 was the heart-stopping conclusion to the two-man bobsleigh, which saw German duo Friedrich and Thorsten Margis and Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz record identical times over the four runs (3 minutes, 16.86 seconds) to share top spot on the podium. In doing so they became only the ninth joint gold medallists in Olympic Winter Games history. We cast a glance back in time at the other occasions when the gold medals have been shared.
    09 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Bobsleigh
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    1932: the podium makes its Olympic debut

    The podium has become an iconic Olympic image and a core part of every athlete’s vocabulary. However, contrary to common belief, its origins lie not in Ancient Greece, but at the Olympic Winter Games 1932 in Lake Placid…
    20 Oct 2017 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1932
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    St Moritz Games prove a resounding success

    The first St Moritz Games proved to be a huge success and, given the problems caused by the fluctuating weather, were remarkably well organised.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Closing Ceremony
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Thunberg speeds into Olympic history

    Clas Thunberg finished on every speed skating podium at Chamonix 1924. With three golds, a silver and a bronze, he collected more medals than any other athlete at the inaugural Olympic Winter Games, and followed up that feat by winning the world allround titles in Oslo in 1925 and in Davos in 1928.
    14 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Finland, Speed Skating
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Ballangrud hits the medal trail

    Ivar Ballangrud was only 19 when he first got himself noticed on the international speed skating scene, though he made his arrival a little too late to earn a place at the inaugural Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924. One month later, however, the young Norwegian outskated newly crowned Olympic 10,000m champion Julius Skutnabb of Finland over the same distance at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Helsinki. Two years later Ballangrud won the first of his four titles and 11 medals in all at the world championships held on home ice in Trondheim.
    14 Feb 1928 | Speed Skating, St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Norway
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Evensen flies the flag for Norway

    Norwegian speed skater Bernt Evensen had a record to set straight when he lined up in the 500m at St Moritz 1928. Four years earlier in Chamonix, Norway’s finest had to content themselves with the minor medals after seeing the USA’s Charles Jewtraw win gold in 500m, Finland’s Clas Thunberg do likewise in the 1,500m, 5,000m and all-round events and fellow Finn Julius Skutnabb take the 10,000m title.
    14 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Speed Skating, Norway
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