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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
  • Marielle Goitschel In The Womens Slalom

    Marielle Goitschel In The Womens Slalom

    French skier Marielle Goitschel on the slope during the Women's Slalom event at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, February 1964. Goitschel took the silver medal in the event, finishing just behind her sister, Christine. When the sisters met two days later on the slopes for the Women's Giant Slalon, their finishing places were reversed, with Marielle taking the gold. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 31, 1964 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Christine Marielle Goitschell

    Christine Marielle Goitschell

    French sister Christine (left) and Marielle Goitschel embrace as they are held aloft by adoring fans after they won gold and silver respectively at the women's slalom final during the IX Winter Olympic games in Innsbruck, Austria, February 1, 1964. Two days later their positions were reversed on the giant slalom when Marielle took gold and Christine silver. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 31, 1964 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Marielle Goitschel of France being interviewed between events

    Marielle Goitschel of France being interviewed between events

    Feb 1968: Marielle Goitschel (in white pullover) of France being interviewed between events during the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport
    Wednesday, January 31, 1968 11:00 PM | Photo
  • 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
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