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  • News | Calgary 1988

    Biathlon - Roetsch creates Olympic biathlon history

    Going into Calgary, no biathlete had ever managed to win the 10km and 20km “double” in the individual competitions at the same Games. Frank-Peter Roetsch was widely tipped to become the first. The East German, who had bagged a silver in the 20km four years earlier in Sarajevo, had modified his skiing technique over the previous few years to great success. He arrived in Calgary as the reigning world champion in both individual events and was therefore a firm favourite.
    23 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Biathlon, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    SKi Jumping - The Eagle has landed!

    It wasn't just the Jamaican bobsleigh team that highlighted the determination to compete against the odds in Calgary. At the top of the ski jump, a nervous looking British competitor stood and waved his arms at the watching crowd. As he launched himself onto the ramp the world held its breath. These were the Games that made Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards a star.
    23 Feb 1988 |
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Ski Jumping - The Eagle has landed!

    It wasn't just the Jamaican bobsleigh team that highlighted the determination to compete against the odds in Calgary. At the top of the ski jump, a nervous looking British competitor stood and waved his arms at the watching crowd. As he launched himself onto the ramp the world held its breath. These were the Games that made Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards a star.
    23 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Ski Jumping, Great Britain, EDWARDS, Michael, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Alpine Skiing - Wolf pins her hopes on super-G success

    The super-G made its Olympic debut in Calgary, and naturally enough the frontrunners were expected to be those racers who had prospered during the World Cup season. In the case of the women’s event that meant Swiss duo Maria Walliser and Michela Figini and the West German Marina Kiehl, who had already won the Olympic downhill but was essentially a slalom specialist.
    22 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Alpine Skiing, Austria, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Alpine Skiing - Piccard does it his way

    Calgary 1988 saw the Olympic debut of the super giant slalom. It had first appeared on the international scene seven years earlier, and had been included on the World Cup programme in 1983.
    21 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Alpine Skiing, France, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Speed Skating - Super Swede Gustafson completes mission impossible

    With one lap to go in the men’s 5,000m speed skating final, defending champion Tomas Gustafson seemed too far off the pace to be able to hold onto his. He had trained for four years for this race and now it was slipping away from him. He could have given up, settled for a place on the podium, and admitted that it wasn't his day. Instead, the Swede dug deep and found the reserve of inner strength that is so often the mark of an Olympic champion.
    21 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Speed Skating, Sweden, Olympic News
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Figure Skating - The battle of the Brians

    While the women’s individual figure skating competition was dubbed “the Battle of the Carmens”, the men’s was billed as the “the Battle of the Brians”.
    20 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Figure Skating, Olympic News, Canada, ORSER, Brian, United States of America, BOITANO, Brian
  • News | Calgary 1988

    Short Track - Daigle gives Canada cause for cheer

    Host country fans faced a long wait for an Olympic champion in Calgary. While they had plenty of silvers and bronzes to cheer, gold medals proved elusive. They finally got one in the short track, which was a demonstration sport in 1988, but still drew huge crowds. Much to the delight of the home crowd, Canada’s Sylvie Daigle emerged as the star of the women’s events.
    20 Feb 1988 | Calgary 1988, Short Track Speed Skating, Canada, Olympic News
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