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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Heggtveit opens Canada’s Alpine account

    Born in Ottawa (CAN), Anne Heggtveit had winter sports in her blood. Her father was Halvor Heggtveit, Canada’s Norwegian-born cross country skiing great of the 1930s, while her uncle was Bud Clark, who took part in the cross-country, Nordic combined and Alpine skiing events at Lake Placid 1932 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Canada
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Lestander wins first Olympic biathlon gold

    Combining cross country skiing and target shooting, military patrol featured on the official programme at the inaugural Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924 before making a reappearance as a demonstration sport at Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 and St Moritz 1948.
    21 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Biathlon
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Squaw Valley 1960: How it all began

    Alexander Cushing, a landowner in Squaw Valley – an uninhabited valley overlooking Lake Tahoe and perched 1,900 metres above sea level in California’s Sierra Nevada and 300 kilometres east of San Francisco – dreamed of transforming the place into a world-class winter sports destination. His vision began to take shape when he built a lodge and then a ski lift in the middle of what was still an untamed landscape.
    18 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Opening Ceremony
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    Henie soars to top of figure skating world

    Sonja Henie (NOR) was just 11 years of age at Chamonix 1924, where she understandably suffered from a lack of experience and finished last in the women’s figure skating competition. At St. Moritz 1928, aged 15, she showed maturity beyond her years, impressing fans and judges alike as she deservedly claimed her first Olympic gold medal.
    10 Feb 1932 | Lake Placid 1932, Figure Skating, Norway, HENIE, Sonja, Olympic News
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