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  • Helga HAASE | Athlete

    Helga HAASE

    | Speed Skating | 2 Medals
  • Helga Haase And Erich Mielke

    Helga Haase And Erich Mielke

    German athlete Helga Haase (1934 - 1989), the first female Olympic speed skating champion, attends a reception party for the East German team, circa 1960. Secret Police Chief (STASI) Erich Mielke (1907 - 2000) stands to her right. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
    Thursday, December 31, 1959 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Helga Haase

    Helga Haase

    February 1960: Helga Haase 25 year old speedskater during a race in East Germany. She was Gold Medal winner of the 500 metres speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
    Sunday, January 31, 1960 11:00 PM | Photo
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Haase blazes the trail for women’s speed skating

    Women’s speed skating had made its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport at Lake Placid 1932, with the first world championships being held in Stockholm (SWE) four years later. It was finally included on the official Games programme at Squaw Valley 1960, where medals were up for grabs in the 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000m.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, HAASE, Helga, Speed Skating, Poland
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    Squaw Valley 1960HAASE Helga (FRG) 1st of the 500 m and 2nd of the 1000 m.
    Sunday, January 31, 1960 11:00 PM | Photo
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