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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Squaw Valley 1960: How it all began

    Alexander Cushing, a landowner in Squaw Valley – an uninhabited valley overlooking Lake Tahoe and perched 1,900 metres above sea level in California’s Sierra Nevada and 300 kilometres east of San Francisco – dreamed of transforming the place into a world-class winter sports destination. His vision began to take shape when he built a lodge and then a ski lift in the middle of what was still an untamed landscape.
    18 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Opening Ceremony
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Local knowledge helps Bibbia win skeleton

    Italy’s Nino Bibbia first arrived in St Moritz at the age of three, when his father came to the area to sell fruit, and was to develop a long love affair with the place. 
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Skeleton, Italy, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Heaton wins silver again as skeleton returns to the programme

    This was the only the second time that skeleton had been included in the Olympic programme, and you had to go back two decades to find the first incidence. The reason was that the Cresta Run in St Moritz was considered the sport's home, so when the Winter Games had last visited St Moritz, in 1928, skeleton had been included. After that, it was taken away again.
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Skeleton, United States of America, Olympic News
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