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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Five-star Singh on song as India wins fifth consecutive hockey gold

    C’est lors de ces Jeux que le papillon est arrivé sur le devant de la scène. Il a été adopté relativement récemment par les meilleurs nageurs mondiaux, mais ne dispose pas encore de ses propres courses. Au lieu de cela, on le considère comme un type de brasse, la brasse papillon.
    25 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Inspirational Sláma helps Czechs to Ice Hockey silver

    Many athletes at these Games had been touched by the horrors of war. The silver medal Czech team included Miroslava Sláma, who had been interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp during the War
    08 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ice Hockey, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Great Scott justifies the hype with figure skating title

    Barbara Ann Scott had taken a tough journey to sporting greatness but it bore fruit in St Moritz as she became the first and only Canadian woman to win figure skating gold. Scott was a skating prodigy. She started the sport at the age of seven and, three years later, she has passed the top “gold figures” test, the youngest person ever to achieve that mark. A year after that, she won her first national junior title.
    06 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Figure Skating, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Local knowledge helps Bibbia win skeleton

    Italy’s Nino Bibbia first arrived in St Moritz at the age of three, when his father came to the area to sell fruit, and was to develop a long love affair with the place. 
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Skeleton, Italy, Olympic News
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