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  • News | Albertville 1992

    Börner bounces back from the brink to win gold

    Having started out as a track athlete, by the time she was 10 years old, Germany’s Jacqueline Börner had switched to speed skating. She would go on to prove a huge success. In 1987, 1989 and 1990 she medalled at the European All-Round Championships competing for East Germany, while in 1989 she also took the overall World Cup title and the World Championship title the following year. She looked on course for huge success at the 1992 Olympics, but then came a quite horrific setback.
    12 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Speed Skating, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Sister act from Neuner and Neuner in the luge

    The two main rivals for gold in the women’s luge in Albertville hailed not just from the same country, but from the same family.
    12 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Luge, Austria, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Guy proves unlikely homegrown hero for France

    The host nation did not have too many opportunities to cheer local heroes on the podium in Albertville. Enter Fabrice Guy. Four years earlier in Calgary he had finished a rather unremarkable 20th in the Nordic combined . His sport did not traditionally enjoy a huge following in his native France, and his exploits had received only a modest amount of coverage.
    12 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Nordic Combined, France, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Outsider Polig weathers the storm in the combined

    Switzerland’s Paul Accola was the strong favourite for the men’s Alpine combined. He had won all three events in the run-up to the Games and looked to be a near certainty for a medal. Marc Giradelli of Luxembourg was also in fine form and many expected the battle for gold to be fought out between these two.
    11 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Alpine Skiing, Italy, Olympic News
  • News | Albertville 1992

    Ortlieb takes downhill gold by a whisker

    The men’s downhill produced the closest finish in the history of Olympic Alpine racing. A mere tenth of a second separated first from third, equivalent to just three metres in distance – less than a couple of skis put together.
    09 Feb 1992 | Albertville 1992, Alpine Skiing, Olympic News, Austria
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Johnson falls from hero to zero in 100m disgrace

    The image from the 1988 Olympic Games indelibly etched into most people’s minds is the sight of Ben Johnson pointing skywards as he tore over the finishing line in the 100m final with a nonplussed Carl Lewis trailing in his wake.
    01 Oct 1988 | Seoul 1988
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Commanding Kim storms through flyweight tournament

    During the flyweight category tournament of the boxing competition at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, Kim Kwang-sun had stormed through the draw with a run of commanding victories including a domineering 5-0 victory over American Arthur Johnson in the third round.
    26 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988
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