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  • News | Montreal 1976

    Magnificent Kim supreme in Comaneci’s shadow - Gymnastics

    It is a reflection on much of Nelli Kim’s stellar gymnastics career that she left the 1976 Montreal Olympics with three gold medals and was even then something of a bridesmaid.
    22 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, Olympic News, COMANECI, Nadia, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Perfect Comaneci rewrites Olympic history - Gymnastics

    Few athletes have made quite as deep and lasting an impact on the Olympic Games as the waif-like 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci.
    21 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, COMANECI, Nadia, Olympic News, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Perfect Comaneci rewrites Olympic history - Gymnastics

    Few athletes have made quite as deep and lasting an impact on the Olympic Games as the waif-like 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci.
    21 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, Olympic News, COMANECI, Nadia, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Speed skater Young caps fairytale games with a medal of each colour

    American speed skater Sheila Young’s explosive performance in the 500m won her country its first gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games, in the fog of a February morning in Innsbruck. Her triumph came a day after she took silver in the 1,500m – and was capped by a bronze-winning performance in the 1,000m.
    11 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Speed Skating, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Soviet ice hockey maestros make it four in a row

    Few teams have dominated a sport quite so comprehensively and for such a long period as the Soviet Union’s ice hockey stars of the 1970s. The squad steamrollered its way through the decade, winning seven World Championships and two Olympic titles – with victory in 1976 securing a fourth straight gold in the competition.
    11 Feb 1976 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1976, Ice Hockey, Men, USSR
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Raudaschl enjoys finest hour in the Finn class

    There was a silver medal for sailor Hubert Raudaschl in the Finn class, which was one of the highlights of a career notable for its longevity. We didn't know that at the time, but Raudaschl was on a path to being one of the most enduring Olympic athletes of all time.
    21 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, Austria, Sailing
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Electric Temu digs deep to win 10,000m

    Like his countryman Kip Keino, Kenya's Naftali Temu came to Mexico intent on pursuing a punishing schedule of three events. In Temu's case, it couldn't have been harder – he plumped for the 10,000m, 5,000m and marathon, despite the heat and altitude of Mexico City.
    13 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, Athletics, Kenya
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Fire on ice from Firsov in the ice hockey

    The Ice hockey tournament was based on a league format, although most fans had already decided who they expected to win before the first match was played. The Soviet Union had won the world championships of 1965, 1966 and 1967 and had not lost an international match for five years. They also boasted a brilliant player who came to Grenoble in wonderful form – Anatoli Firsov, perhaps the finest ice hockey player in Russian history.
    17 Feb 1968 | Olympic News, Grenoble 1968, Ice Hockey, USSR, FIRSOV, Anatoli
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