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  • Sonja HENIE | Athlete

    Sonja HENIE

    NOR
    | Figure Skating | 3 Medals
  • Sonja Henie (AUT)

    Sonja Henie (AUT)

    Sonja Henie at the age of 15 during the women’s figure skating event. However, it is necessary to point out that this was not the Norwegian’s first OG: she had already taken part, at the age of 11, in the Chamonix 1924 Games. She won three Olympic titles during her career: in St Moritz in 1928, Lake Placid in 1932 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936 ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 12:45 PM | Photo
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sandbech primed for double gold bid at PyeongChang 2018

    A silver medallist in the inaugural Olympic snowboard slopestyle competition at Sochi in 2014, Norway’s Stale Sandbech is the reigning world champion in big air, an event that will be making its own Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018. And the 24-year-old has his sights set on gold in both events, at what will be his third Olympic Winter Games.
    24 Jan 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Snowboard
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    1932: the podium makes its Olympic debut

    The podium has become an iconic Olympic image and a core part of every athlete’s vocabulary. However, contrary to common belief, its origins lie not in Ancient Greece, but at the Olympic Winter Games 1932 in Lake Placid…
    20 Oct 2017 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1932
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women and Sport: Leaping forward

    When Great Britain’s Nicola Adams landed her final punch to win the first ever Olympic old medal in women’s boxing at the London 2012 Olympic Games, it was a significant moment not only for the then 29-year-old, but also for many girls and young women across the globe.
    06 Mar 2015 | Women in Sport, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Figure skating: Russians lead gold rush as teenagers rule the Iceberg

    Teenagers Julia Lipnitskaia and Adelina Sotnikova lit up the Iceberg Skating Palace, as Team Russia won three out of five golds on offer, including the inaugural team event. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu became the youngest men’s champion in over half a century, while Charlie White and Meryl Davis blazed the ice dance trail for the USA.
    05 Mar 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Figure Skating, Russian Federation
  • Women Figure Skaters

    Women Figure Skaters

    Competetors in the Ladies Figure Skating competiton, arms on each others ahoulders, jump in a line and kick their legs at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, February 1928. Among them are American skater Beatrix Loughran (fifth from left), and Norwegian skaters Edel Randem (sixth left), Sonja Henie (who won the competition) (seventh left), and Karen Simensen (second right). (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, January 31, 1928 11:00 PM | Photo
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