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  • 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, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Homegrown hero Heiden sweeps the board in the speed skating

    Eric Heiden arrived at Lake Placid as a national hero and favourite to win all five men’s speed skating events. In the four years since he had appeared on the scene from nowhere as a callow 17-year-old, he had pulled off a shock World Championship victory in 1977 and successfully defended the title twice.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Speed Skating, United States of America, Olympic News, HEIDEN, Eric
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Speed skater Young caps fairytale games with a medal of each colour

    American speed skater Sheila Young’s explosive performance in the 500m won her country its first gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games, in the fog of a February morning in Innsbruck. Her triumph came a day after she took silver in the 1,500m – and was capped by a bronze-winning performance in the 1,000m.
    11 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Speed Skating, United States of America, Olympic News
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Kubicka thrills Innsbruck with acrobatics on ice

    Figure skater Terry Kubicka may not have left the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria with a medal – but he provided one of the Games’ most heart-stopping, memorable moments.
    06 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Figure Skating, United States of America, Olympic News
  • 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
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