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  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Women’s freestyle skiing: Free spirits and style queens strut their stuff

    With slopestyle and halfpipe making their full Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, freestyle skiers were out in force on the Rosa Khutor slopes. From shared sibling joy in the moguls, to unexpected maternal joy in the aerials, the five women’s events produced some stunning performances and some iconic moments.
    10 Mar 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Double joy for Dufour-Lapointe sisters in the moguls

    Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe took gold and silver in the women’s moguls at Rosa Khutor, ahead of reigning champion Hannah Kearney. In doing so the the Canadian siblings became the first sisters to occupy the top two steps of a Winter Olympic podium in half a century.
    08 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Freestyle Skiing, Canada, DUFOUR-LAPOINTE, Justine, DUFOUR-LAPOINTE, Chloe
  • News | Turin 2006

    Giant Schoch in slalom showdown

    Sibling rivalry is as old as humankind. Brothers and sisters often try to outdo each other, pushing each other to greater heights in the process. It happens everywhere, so why shouldn't it happen at the Olympics?
    22 Feb 2006 | Turin 2006, Snowboard, Olympic News, Switzerland
  • 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
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