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  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Sverre Farstad - Speed Skating

    Some athletes are born to their sport. They know from a young age where their skill lies, and work on that single sport. But others are gifted in multiple activities – allrounders who have the different challenge of knowing which sport should end up as the focus of their concentration.
    02 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Hasu upsets the odds in Nordic combined

    The Nordic combined was an event where one nation was expected to dominate, and that nation was Norway. A Norwegian athlete had always won gold in previous Games. In fact, Norwegian athletes had won every medal in the four Games where Nordic combined had been included. Rarely has any nation held such a stranglehold on any sport.
    01 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Nordic Combined, Finland, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Lundström and Sweden dominate cross-country events

    Things were rarely quiet when Martin Lundström was around. Born into a family of 15 children, he had been a farm worker since he was a boy growing up in rural Sweden. Lundström began working in the woods when he was just 13 and also skied to school, growing into a tough young man who was utterly at home on snow.
    31 Jan 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Cross Country Skiing, Sweden, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Beekeeper Liaklev stings hardest in 5,000m speed skating

    Reidar Liaklev had been one of Norway’s best young skaters before the war. He had taken a bronze medal at the Norwegian junior championships in 1939, but didn't get to compete internationally for another eight years.
    31 Jan 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
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