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  • News | Albertville 1992

    Aamodt defies the doctors to take super-G title

    In the months before these Games, many people had tipped the Norwegian skier Kjetil André Aamodt to shine. The versatile youngster had proven his credential at the highest level in the slalom, downhill and super-G and he was regarded as a real prospect for a medal in at least one event.
    16 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, AAMODT, Kjetil André, Norway
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Koreans win gold, as Kiwi Fairhill makes her mark

    New Zealander Neroli Fairhall embodied more than anyone Pierre de Coubertin’s famed adage that winning wasn’t necessarily what the Olympic ideal was about.
    11 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984, Republic of Korea, Archery
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Tretyak and USSR bury ghosts of 1980 in ice hockey triumph

    At the Sarajevo Games in 1984, the USSR’s ice hockey stars laid to rest the ghost of their painful shock defeat at the hands of the USA four years previously at Lake Placid – dubbed the Americans’ ‘Miracle on Ice’.
    19 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Ice Hockey, Olympic News, USSR
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Giant slalom star Franko thrills Yugoslavia

    Jure Franko delighted Yugoslav fans at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 by winning the country its first ever Winter Olympic Games medal – making him a national hero and sparking raucous celebrations in the city after his silver medal.
    14 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, Alpine Skiing, Olympic News, Yugoslavia, FRANKO, Jure
  • News | Sarajevo 1984

    Speed skater Boucher breaks Canada's golden duck

    Somewhat surprisingly, up until 1984 no Canadian male competitor had ever won an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Speed skater Gaétan Boucher broke his country’s duck at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 in spectacular style, leaving with two gold medals and a bronze.
    10 Feb 1984 | Sarajevo 1984, BOUCHER, Gaétan, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Rinn and Norbert complete unprecedented luge defence

    East Germany had emerged as the dominant force in the luge and bobsleigh at the Sapporo Games in 1972  – and the peak of that domination  arguably came four years later at Innsbruck, where the country’s male and female teams enjoyed a clean sweep of all the gold medals in both sports. In one 24-hour spell GDR athletes claimed 10 medals in 24 hours. Indeed, the GDR won all but three of the medals available.
    19 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Luge, German Democratic Republic
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Cross country star Wassberg opens his Olympic gold account

    As well as winning four gold medals at two editions of the Olympic Winter Games, Swedish cross-country skier Thomas Wassberg left the Games and his sport with a long-lasting legacy.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Cross Country Skiing, Olympic News, WASSBERG, Thomas, Sweden
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Ice cool Kruglov strikes double biathlon gold

    Biathlon is regarded as one of the more curious events at the Winter Games – but its combination of Nordic skiing and marksmanship has over the years made for some thrilling encounters. And the 1976 contest in Innsbruck, won by 25-year-old Soviet Union electrician Nikolay Kruglov, was no exception.
    12 Feb 1976 | Innsbruck 1976, Biathlon, Olympic News
  • 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
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