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  • News | Albertville 1992

    Aamodt defies the doctors to take super-G title

    In the months before these Games, many people had tipped the Norwegian skier Kjetil André Aamodt to shine. The versatile youngster had proven his credential at the highest level in the slalom, downhill and super-G and he was regarded as a real prospect for a medal in at least one event.
    16 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, AAMODT, Kjetil André, Norway
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Outsider Polig weathers the storm in the combined

    Switzerland’s Paul Accola was the strong favourite for the men’s Alpine combined. He had won all three events in the run-up to the Games and looked to be a near certainty for a medal. Marc Giradelli of Luxembourg was also in fine form and many expected the battle for gold to be fought out between these two.
    11 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Alpine Skiing, Italy, Olympic News
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Evans makes light of size fears to dominate in the pool

    When her rivals towered over her by the starting blocks at Seoul in 1988, they were all too aware of the dangers posed by the 17-year-old, waif-like American Janet Evans.  
    27 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Alpine Skiing - All downhill for Kiehl

    In the run-up to the Calgary Games, it looked as if Marina Kiehl wouldn't even be selected for the German team, but she produced some fine results in early 1988 to seal her place.
    19 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Alpine Skiing, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Koreans win gold, as Kiwi Fairhill makes her mark

    New Zealander Neroli Fairhall embodied more than anyone Pierre de Coubertin’s famed adage that winning wasn’t necessarily what the Olympic ideal was about.
    11 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984, Republic of Korea, Archery
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Li marks China’s Olympic bow with gold

    A great irony of the 1984 Olympic Games was that the boycott of the event by the Communist-led Soviet Union also marked the first full appearance at a Summer Games by China.
    04 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984, Gymnastics, People's Republic of China
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Mahre twins master the elements to claim giant slalom one-two

    The Mahre twins were bound for Olympic destiny from the moment they were born in the White Pass Ski area in Washington, where their father was mountain manager. The brothers showed such promise on the slopes as children that ski equipment companies offered sponsorship and clamoured to supply them with free equipment.
    19 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Khabareli surges to judo crown

    Russia and East Germany hoovered up the majority of the medals at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, but judo was a sport where the spoils were expected to be shared more evenly.
    02 Aug 1980 | Moscow 1980, Judo
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Olympic obsession pays off for ruthless Schärer in the bob

    Any Olympic athlete will admit that to win gold takes a certain amount of ruthlessness, whether it be sticking rigidly to a training regime at the expense of one’s personal life or setting aside friendships with rivals once competition is underway.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Bobsleigh, Switzerland, Olympic News
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