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  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Cheryazova jumps for aerials gold

    In 1994, Uzbekistan's Lina Cheryazova was the huge favourite to win the women's aerials.
    24 Feb 1994 | Lillehammer 1994, Olympic News, Freestyle Skiing, Uzbekistan
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Wenzel enjoys golden moment in the slalom

    As Hanni Wenzel skied towards her third Olympic medal at Lake Placid in 1980, three flag-waving fans from her homeland of Liechtenstein cheered her on to glory. Their last-minute dash to the USA paid off, as Wenzel won gold in the women’s slalom, giving the tiny European principality a rare moment of sporting glory.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Alpine Skiing, Liechtenstein, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Gold at last for snow queen Moser-Pröll

    Annemarie Moser-Pröll arrived at Lake Placid in 1980 having already won a string of FIS World Championship gold medals and two Olympic silvers. But despite her status as the greatest woman Alpine skier on the slopes she had never taken a first place at the Games in either the downhill or giant slalom events.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Alpine Skiing, Austria, Olympic News
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Teenager Nadig wins shock double gold

    Swiss skier Marie-Thérèse Nadig was an intriguing debutante at these Games. Still just 17, she had been improving steadily in the months running up to Sapporo, securing her first podium finish on the World Cup circuit, prompting suggestions that she could be an outsider for a medal.
    05 Feb 1972 | Sapporo 1972, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Switzerland
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Tigerish Greene claims giant slalom gold

    The women’s giant slalom produced one of the outstanding displays of these Games. Nancy Greene, a Canadian known as Tiger because of her aggressive style, was competing in her third Olympic Games, and had never before finished higher than 7th place. However, she had come into the Games on the back of an emphatic victory in the inaugural World Cup in 1967, a title she retained the following season.
    17 Feb 1968 | Olympic News, Grenoble 1968, Alpine Skiing, Canada, GREENE, Nancy
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Biebl writes her name in women’s Alpine history

    Competing at a time when the Alpine Skiing World Cup had yet to come into existence (it made its debut 1967), the Bavarian-born Heidi Biebl was one of the greatest skiers of her generation and the finest German since Christl Cranz, the queen of the slopes in the 1930s who had been crowned the first female Olympic Alpine skiing champion at Garmisch-Partenkichen 1936.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Germany
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