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  • News | Albertville 1992

    The legend of Dæhlie is born

    In the years since the 1992 Games, Norway’s Bjørn Dæhlie has been recognised as winter sports legend. But these were the Olympics where he first burst on to the biggest international stage, and announced himself to the wider world.
    22 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, Olympic News, DÆHLIE, Bjørn
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Turner on song in the short track after decade’s absence

    Short track is now such an integral part of the Olympic programme that it is easy to forget that it was only included for the first time in 1992.
    20 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Short Track Speed Skating, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Rejuvenated Blair turns tragedy into triumph

    Bonnie Blair arrived in Albertville already an established star of international speed skating, but with her ambition undiminished. She had made her name four years earlier in Calgary, where she had stormed her way to the 500m gold medal in a world record time, and picked up a bronze in the 1,000m.
    14 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Speed Skating, BLAIR, Bonnie, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Mark Todd

    Mark Todd’s horse Charisma was written off as too small and too old when they came to defend their three-day eventing title at the 1988 Olympics.
    24 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Cross country skiing - Golden Svan song for cross country legend Gunde

    Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan arrived in Calgary as one of the greatest winter athletes of his era. He had made a glittering Olympic debut four years earlier in Sarajevo, when he returned home with two golds, a silver and a bronze, which was enough to see him acclaimed the world's finest cross country exponent of his generation. Expecting him to be as dominant in Calgary seemed a big ask, and in his opening two events, the 15km and 30km he finished a lowly 13th and 10th respectively. However, in the 50km, which had produced his silver in Sarajevo, he rediscovered his Olympic mojo.
    27 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Cross Country Skiing, Sweden, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Koreans win gold, as Kiwi Fairhill makes her mark

    New Zealander Neroli Fairhall embodied more than anyone Pierre de Coubertin’s famed adage that winning wasn’t necessarily what the Olympic ideal was about.
    11 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Li marks China’s Olympic bow with gold

    A great irony of the 1984 Olympic Games was that the boycott of the event by the Communist-led Soviet Union also marked the first full appearance at a Summer Games by China.
    04 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Cross-country gold tops youngster Svan's medal haul

    Cross-country skier Anders Gunde Svan’s powerhouse performance at the Sarajevo Games of 1984 earned him a haul of medals – and saw him crowned the youngest-ever Olympic champion in the event.
    19 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Cross Country Skiing, Sweden, Olympic News
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Mahre twins master the elements to claim giant slalom one-two

    The Mahre twins were bound for Olympic destiny from the moment they were born in the White Pass Ski area in Washington, where their father was mountain manager. The brothers showed such promise on the slopes as children that ski equipment companies offered sponsorship and clamoured to supply them with free equipment.
    19 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Olympic News
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