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  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Jan Egil Storholt - Speed skating

    Speed skater Jan Egil Storholt’s gold-winning performance in Innsbruck in 1976 is a classic tale of triumph over adversity.
    14 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Flying Dutchman Kleine storms to speed skating glory

    Flying Dutchman Piet Kleine skated through two snowstorms to collect a gold and silver medal in Innsbruck in 1976, his first Winter Games.
    13 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Speed Skating, Netherlands, Olympic News
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Ace of the ice Stenson takes 5,000m gold

    Sten Stensen was one of Norway’s famed “four S-es” (“four aces”) during the country’s reign as the kings and queens of speed skating in the 1970s.
    12 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Günther becomes luge's youngest champion

    Fearless luger Dettlef Günther became the sport’s youngest gold medallist in Olympic history when he took the men’s individual title at the 1976 Winter Games.
    11 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Luge, Olympic News
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Solberg makes biathlon history

    Magnar Solberg came to Sapporo knowing he had the chance to make history. Nobody had ever retained an individual Olympic biathlon title.Soberg had been a fairly comfortable winner of the 20km in Grenoble four years earlier, but now, at the age of 34, he was up against a tough field and some difficult conditions.
    09 Feb 1972 | Sapporo 1972, Olympic News, Biathlon, Norway
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Joe Frazier

    Boxing
    23 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Boxing, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Polyák wins in final shot at Greco-Roman title

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It is a familiar adage and it must feel perfectly appropriate for the Hungarian Greco-Roman wrestler Imre Polyák. The Tokyo Olympic Games gave him a final chance to turn world-class performances into victories.
    16 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Wrestling, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • News | Rome 1960

    Halberg takes rivals by surprise in stunning 5,000m win

    Rarely has New Zealand had such a magnificent day on the Olympic stage. Having watched Peter Snell snatch a memorable victory in the men’s 800m,the Rome crowd then settled back to watch the 5,000m, aware that there was another talented Kiwi with a strong chance of glory.
    02 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Athletics, New Zealand
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