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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Skoblikova completes sparkling Olympic debut

    Soviet speed skater Lidiya Skoblikova had very good reason to remember her maiden Winter Games at Squaw Valley. Aged just 20, she posted a world record in winning the 1,500m and an Olympic record in landing 3,000m gold. She would follow that double up in emphatic style four years later in Innsbruck 1964, claiming four more golds to cement her place as the most successful Olympic speed skater of all time.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Speed Skating, Russian Federation
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Golden record for speed skater Johannesen

    Norwegian speed skater Knut Johannesen arrived in Squaw Valley with his sights firmly set on Olympic glory, having come within a second of gold in the 10,000m at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956, where he lost out to Sweden’s Sigvard Ericsson.
    27 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Speed Skating, Norway
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Vuarnet takes downhill skiing to the next level

    Born in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on 18 January 1933, Jean Vuarnet was still an infant when he moved with his family to the ski resort of Morzine in the French Alps. Later, as a law student in Grenoble, he developed into a top-class skier, eventually earning a place in the national team and revealing his rich promise at the highest level by winning downhill bronze at the 1958 FIS World Championships in Bad Gastein (AUT).
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, Downhill, France
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Fencer Mangiarotti continues incredible medal streak

    It would be hard, if not impossible, to find a fencer who could match the achievements of Edoardo Mangiarotti? The Italian legend was 33 years old when he arrived in Helsinki. By that stage, he had already been an Olympian for half of his life, having made his debut as a teenager at the 1936 Games in Berlin.
    03 Aug 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Puskás inspires Magical Magyars to football gold

    Today, football enjoys such comprehensive and global coverage, with every aspect of the game scrutinised and analysed in detail, that it is hard to believe there was a time when a team could take the world by surprise. But that is exactly what happened in 1952, when Hungary’s “Golden Team” bamboozled opponents and dazzled the watching world.
    02 Aug 1952 | Helsinki 1952
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