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  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Russian ice dance duo wins epic three-way battle

    There was a huge amount of attention focused on the ice dance competition in 1994 thanks to the return of some old favourites.
    27 Feb 1994 | Lillehammer 1994, Olympic News, Figure Skating, Russian Federation
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    USA Men’s 4x100m

    Nobody does it better
    07 Sep 1992 | Barcelona 1992, Athletics, 4x100m relay, Men, United States of America, LEWIS, Carl, MITCHELL, Dennis
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Sister act from Neuner and Neuner in the luge

    The two main rivals for gold in the women’s luge in Albertville hailed not just from the same country, but from the same family.
    12 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Luge, Austria, Olympic News
  • 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 | Albertville 1992

    Hackl’s eye for detail pays off in the luge

    Four years earlier, competing for West Germany, Georg Hackl had missed out on a gold medal in the luge by just under 0.4 seconds. Having analysed his performance in detail he came to the conclusion that it had been his start that had cost him, and duly set about improving his speed at the top of the run.
    10 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Luge, HACKL, Georg, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Retton ends American jinx to lift all-around gold

    Prior to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, no American man or woman had won the all-around artistic gymnastics gold medal.
    03 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984, United States of America, Gymnastics
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Armstrong has the time of her life in giant slalom

    Debbie Armstrong became the USA’s first victor in the women’s giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games since 1952 when she took the gold at Sarajevo 32 years later.
    13 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Speed skater Boucher breaks Canada's golden duck

    Somewhat surprisingly, up until 1984 no Canadian male competitor had ever won an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Speed skater Gaétan Boucher broke his country’s duck at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 in spectacular style, leaving with two gold medals and a bronze.
    10 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, BOUCHER, Gaétan, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Underdog Stock causes a shock to take downhill crown

    After his gold medal-winning heroics at the 1976 Games in Innsbruck, downhill star Franz Klammer became an Austrian hero and an international sporting celebrity. Such was his status that four years later, Olympic squad coach Karl Kahr was forced to explain on national TV his decision to leave the ace performer out of his Lake Placid team.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Alpine Skiing, Austria, Olympic News, KLAMMER, Franz
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