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  • News | Montreal 1976

    Juantorena floats to historic double - Athletics

    When you think of the most graceful runners, it might be the Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea or Great Britain’s middle-distance king Sebastian Coe who spring to mind.
    29 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Recknagel jumps into Olympic history

    Ski jumping pioneer Helmut Recknagel was born in 1937 in Steinbach-Hallenberg, in what later became the German Democratic Republic.
    28 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Germany
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Soaring Hugsted becomes Kongsberg's king

    While so much attention was focused on the return of the legendary Birger Ruud, the gold medal actually went elsewhere. Not to another country, in fact barely to another street – for victory went to another athlete from the same town as Ruud.
    07 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ski Jumping, Norway, Olympic News
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    Paris 1924-LOSSLI Walter, HALTER Hans, SIGG Eugen, PROBST Alfred, ALBRECHT Emile (SUI) 1st.
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Jean-Claude Killy sweeps the board - Alpine Skiing | Video

    Jean-Claude Killy sweeps the board - Alpine Skiing

    After he won 12 of 16 World Cup races during the 1966-1967 season, French sports fans hoped that Jean-Claude Killy would sweep all three Alpine skiing events when the Olympic Winter Games were staged in Grenoble, France, in 1968.   Killy began by winning gold in the downhill, slashing across the finish line a mere eight hundredths of a second ahead of French teammate Guy Périllat. Then when, for the first time, the giant slalom contest was decided by a combination of two runs rather than a single run, Killy again won gold -- by more than two seconds.   Killy needed the slalom to complete the Alpine sweep. His second run kept him in the lead until the turn of his closest rival, Karl Schranz. But as Schranz sped through the fog, he skidded to a halt, claiming that someone crossed his path. Granted a rerun, Schranz beat Killy's time and was declared the winner. But a Jury of Appeal disqualified him and awarded gold to Killy.   Killy later served as co-president of the Organising Committee of the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games and became an IOC member in 1995.
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