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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    FBI agent Ashenfelter breaks cover to win the steeplechase

    Agents from America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, normally keep a low profile. But in Helsinki agent Horace Ashenfelter broke cover and grabbed the attention of the world.
    25 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Five-star Singh on song as India wins fifth consecutive hockey gold

    C’est lors de ces Jeux que le papillon est arrivé sur le devant de la scène. Il a été adopté relativement récemment par les meilleurs nageurs mondiaux, mais ne dispose pas encore de ses propres courses. Au lieu de cela, on le considère comme un type de brasse, la brasse papillon.
    25 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Bocharova's golden balancing act

    Despite the fact that three years had passed since Nina Bocharova had won the all-around title at the USSR Championships, she was still one of the best gymnasts in the world when she arrived in Helsinki. Her problem was that one of her main rivals was her team-mate Mariya Horokhovska.
    23 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Edy Reinalter - Alpine Skiing

    It is the reaction to pressure that sometimes tells. An athlete who knows that he or she must perform under the greatest scrutiny tends to either wilt, or to rise to the occasion. In St Moritz,  Edy Reinalter showed that when the pressure was growing, he could react.
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Alpine Skiing, Switzerland, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Gretchen Fraser - Alpine Skiing

    America's Gretchen Fraser had been born into a wealthy family and started skiing when she was 13 years old. Her mother was Norwegian and Fraser always felt an affinity with the country, not least when it came to her passion for winter sport.
    05 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Olympic News
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