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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Shahinyan opens Olympic account with four medals

    Hrant Shahinyan hailed from Armenia - not a traditional gymnastics hotbed - and did not look like a natural gymnast, walking with a stick and sporting a neat moustache. Yet he was one of the world's great gymnasts, famed for his determination against the odds.
    21 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Canadian pair break figure skating's mould with 'death spiral'

    The Olympic Games have always been the greatest showcase of all for innovation, for the world to see how a sport can suddenly be revitalised. Dick Fosbury's new high jump technique changed his sport forever and so did the double axel demonstrated in St Moritz by Dick Button.
    07 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Figure Skating, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Edy Reinalter - Alpine Skiing

    It is the reaction to pressure that sometimes tells. An athlete who knows that he or she must perform under the greatest scrutiny tends to either wilt, or to rise to the occasion. In St Moritz,  Edy Reinalter showed that when the pressure was growing, he could react.
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Alpine Skiing, Switzerland, Olympic News
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