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  • Winter Games St. Moritz 1948 Medal

    Winter Games St. Moritz 1948 Medal

    On the obverse, in between two snow crystals, the inscription “Vmes JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER ST.-MORITZ 1948”. On the reverse, a hand holding a lit torch with the Olympic Rings in the background. Six snow crystals decorate the empty space right and left. At the top, curving round, the motto "CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIUS".
    Friday, January 30, 1948 3:00 PM | Photo
  • Henri Oreiller (FRA)

    Henri Oreiller (FRA)

    French skier Henri Oreiller won two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing, in the downhill and the combined. In doing so, he became France’s first Olympic champion in Alpine skiing (St-Moritz 1948 OG) ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Photo
  • Gretchen Frazer (USA)

    Gretchen Frazer (USA)

    Skier Gretchen Frazer was the first American woman to win an Alpine skiing gold medal, thanks to her victory in the slalom at St Moritz 1948 ©IOC Lothar Rübelt
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:49 PM | Photo
  • SAAGB056

    SAAGB056

    Saint Moritz 1948-COUTTET James (FRA) 3rd, OREILLER Henri (FRA) 1st and MOLITOR Karl (SUI) 2nd.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAKW051

    RAAKW051

    Saint Moritz 1948-Alpine skiing-OREILLER Henri (FRA) 1st.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
  • YAAFY011

    YAAFY011

    Saint-Moritz 1948-SCOTT Barbara-Ann (CAN) 1st, PAWLIK Eva (AUT) 2nd and ALTWEGG Jeannette Eleanor 3rd.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAKW026

    RAAKW026

    Saint Moritz 1948-Figure skating-BUTTON Dick (USA) 1st.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
  • St Moritz Olympics

    St Moritz Olympics

    31st January 1948: The opening ceremony of the 1948 Winter Olympics at the Ice Stadium in St Moritz, Switzerland, opened by Swiss president Enrico Celio. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 30, 1948 11:00 PM | Photo
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