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  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Dæhlie dominates in cross-country skiing

    Bjørn Dæhlie had lit up the Albertville Games in 1992 by winning four medals – including three golds – and establishing himself as the star of men’s cross-country skiing. The question was whether he could live up to those lofty standards in Lillehammer two years later.
    27 Feb 1994 | Lillehammer 1994, Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, DÆHLIE, Bjørn
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Tretyak and USSR bury ghosts of 1980 in ice hockey triumph

    At the Sarajevo Games in 1984, the USSR’s ice hockey stars laid to rest the ghost of their painful shock defeat at the hands of the USA four years previously at Lake Placid – dubbed the Americans’ ‘Miracle on Ice’.
    19 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Ice Hockey, Olympic News
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Hoppe steers savvy East German bobsleighers to victory

    East Germany’s fearless bobsleigh stars dominated the competition on Mount Trebovic at the Sarajevo Games in 1984, with former army major Wolfgang Hoppe leading his country to victory in the two and four-man races. 
    11 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Bobsleigh, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    US ice hockey rookies conjure up a Miracle on Ice

    Between 1952 and 1992 the Soviet ice hockey team enjoyed a near monopoly on Olympic success. The only nation to break its grip on the competition was its then Cold War rival, the USA – which most notably pulled off what came to be known as the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Lake Placid Games. 
    02 Feb 1980 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Ice Hockey, Men, United States of America
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Robin Cousins - Figure skating

    Robin Cousins arrived at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid as the British and European champion, and was considered the best amateur free skater in the world – a worthy and popular heir to his compatriot, the legendary John Curry.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Figure Skating, Great Britain
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Andrianov’s Montreal gold rush - Gymnastics

    Nikolay Andrianov was arguably the greatest of the many world-class gymnasts who rolled off the imperious Soviet production line.
    18 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, ANDRIANOV, Nikolay
  • 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
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