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  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Hoefflin wins ski slopestyle ahead of teenage YOG star

    Sarah Hoefflin from Switzerland won the women’s ski slopestyle at PyeongChang 2018, while former Winter Youth Olympic Games competitor Mathilde Gremaud, also from Switzerland took silver at Phoenix Snow Park. Isabel Atkin from Great Britain claimed bronze.
    17 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, Freestyle Skiing, Switzerland, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Sochi 2014, Day 12: What’s on this Wednesday?

    There are three giant slaloms on the programme at Rosa Khutor, one in men’s Alpine skiing and the other two in snowboard, with the men and women each going for gold in their respective giant parallel slalom event. The day’s biathlon race is the exciting new mixed relay (2x6km + 2x7.5km), with more medals waiting to be won in cross-country skiing in the men’s and women’s team sprint classic. Runs three and four of the women’s two-man bob then take place at the Sanki Sliding Centre, while the Ice Cube Curling Centre hosts the men’s curling semi-finals and the Adler Arena provides the setting for the women’s 5,000m speed skating final.
    18 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
  • News | Turin 2006

    Giant Schoch in slalom showdown

    Sibling rivalry is as old as humankind. Brothers and sisters often try to outdo each other, pushing each other to greater heights in the process. It happens everywhere, so why shouldn't it happen at the Olympics?
    22 Feb 2006 | Turin 2006, Snowboard, Olympic News, Switzerland
  • Final Parallel Giant Slalom - Mens Snowboard

    Final Parallel Giant Slalom - Mens Snowboard

    BARDONECCHIA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: (FRANCE OUT) Philipp Schoch of Switzerland and Simon Schoch of Switzerland in the Mens Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Finals on Day 12 of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games on February 22, 2006 in Bardonecchia, Italy. (Photo by Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Day 12 Parallel Giant Slalom - Mens Snowboard medals

    Day 12 Parallel Giant Slalom - Mens Snowboard medals

    TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Philipp Schoch of Switzerland receives the Gold medal (left) with his brother Simon Schoch of Switzerland who receives the Silver medal (right) in the Mens Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Final at the Medals Plaza on Day 11 of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games on February 21, 2006 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Stephen Munday/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Swiss Schoch Brothers Capture Gold and Silver | Video

    Swiss Schoch Brothers Capture Gold and Silver

    Swiss Philipp Schoch successfully retains his parallel giant slalom Olympic title, becoming the first snowboarder to win 2 gold medals in the winter Games. Philipp faces his brother, Simon Schoch in the two-run final, gaining a lead of .88 seconds in the first leg to capture gold. Simon Schoch takes the silver medal home and Siegfried Grabner the bronze. Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Philipp Schoch (SUI), Simon Schoch (SUI), Siegfried Grabner (AUT)
  • Turin 2006 Snowboard men Giant parallel slalom | Video

    Turin 2006 Snowboard men Giant parallel slalom

    The decision in the Snowboard Men's Giant Parallel Slalom at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin was a family matter: Philipp Schoch faced his brother Simon Schoch on the slope of the course in Bardonecchia. The start proved decisive in determining who would win gold.
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