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  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Killy instinct delivers triple gold on the slopes

    When the Olympic Winter Games arrived in Grenoble, there was enormous expectation among the French public for a home hero. The obvious focus was Jean-Claude Killy, a charming and hugely talented 24-year-old who exuded confidence but who had to shoulder a huge burden of expectation.
    02 Oct 1968 | Olympic News, Grenoble 1968, Alpine Skiing, France, KILLY, Jean-Claude
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Tigerish Greene claims giant slalom gold

    The women’s giant slalom produced one of the outstanding displays of these Games. Nancy Greene, a Canadian known as Tiger because of her aggressive style, was competing in her third Olympic Games, and had never before finished higher than 7th place. However, she had come into the Games on the back of an emphatic victory in the inaugural World Cup in 1967, a title she retained the following season.
    17 Feb 1968 | Olympic News, Grenoble 1968, Alpine Skiing, Canada, GREENE, Nancy
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Monti's Olympic spirit rewarded with double gold

    Italy’s Eugenio Monti came to these Games as one of the most celebrated bobsleigh athletes of the time, and not just for his sporting ability. Four years before, he and his support team had twice come to the rescue of rivals. In the two-man competition, he had supplied a crucial spare bolt to the British team of Tony Nash and Robin Dixon, who went on to win gold. In the four-man competition, Monti’s mechanics repaired the Canadian sled, which also went on to win gold. In both events, Monti went home with a bronze medal. He was later awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his sportsmanship.
    15 Feb 1968 | Olympic News, Grenoble 1968, Bobsleigh, Italy, MONTI, Eugenio
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Fleming's golden flourish gives USA rare moment of cheer

    These were not good Games for athletes from the United States. A country that was used to great success won only one gold medal in Grenoble but it was, at least, a memorable one.
    10 Feb 1968 | Grenoble 1968, Figure Skating, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Ferguson heads glittering backstroke field

    The final of the women’s 100m backstroke was a glittering line-up. It matched six past and present world record holders at various backstroke distances, an array of talent that has rarely been matched.
    16 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Franke foils foes in fencing final

    The history of the men’s foil event suggested that the winner would come from France or Italy, perhaps Hungary or the Soviet Union. Few would have suggested that it would be the Polish flag that would be hoisted to celebrate the gold medal winner.
    14 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Fencing, Poland
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