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64 Superb Vintage Pictures Of The Winter Olympics

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1924: Chamonix, France

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From left to right: English speed skaters B. H. Sutton, L. H. Cambridgeshire, and A. E. Tibbet.

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Herma Planck-Szabo of Austria.

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The Canadian ice hockey team, the Toronto Granites, scoring during the final, in which they beat the United States 6-1.

1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Members of the German bobsled team.

1932: Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Men’s 10,000-Metre Speed Skating competition

1936: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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Bobsled run.

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The silver medal Swiss bobsled team. (A different Swiss team won the gold.)

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Swedish ski jumper Sven Eriksson.

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Swedish cross-country skiers. The Swedes swept the first four places in the 50-kilometer race.

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The Japanese ice hockey team during a break in their match against Great Britain, which went on to win the gold.

1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland

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British figure skater Jeannette Altwegg. She won bronze but would win gold in 1952; she’s the only British woman to ever win multiple winter medals.

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Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott (left); a sculpture called “Ali-Java” (right).

1952: Oslo, Norway

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The lighting of the torch.

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Photographers at Bislett Stadium.

1956: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

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German Ossi Reichert, gold medal winner in women’s giant slalom.

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Reichert.

1960: Squaw Valley, California

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The outdoor speedskating track.

1964: Innsbruck, Austria

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French sisters Christine and Marielle Goitschel, winners of the gold and silver medal, respectively, in the women’s slalom final. In giant slalom, Marielle won gold and Christine silver.

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An audience of 80,000 watched the 80-meter ski jump.

1968: Grenoble, France

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French skiers Jean-Claude Killy (gold) and Guy Perillat (silver), men’s downhill medalists.

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The bobsled run.

1972: Sapporo, Japan

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Sapporo was the first Asian city to host the Winter Games.

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Men’s giant slalom medalists Edmund Bruggmann (Switzerland, silver), Gustav Thoni (Italy, gold), and Werner Mattle (Switzerland, bronze).

1976: Innsbruck, Austria

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Dorothy Hamill, women’s figure skating gold medalist (left); John Curry of Britain, men’s figure skating gold medalist (right).

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Husband-and-wife team Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov of Russia, ice dancing gold medalists.

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Ski jumping.

1980: Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Anatoly Alabyev of the USSR, 20-kilometer biathlon gold medalist.

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The miracle on ice.

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U.S.A. speedskater Eric Heiden, who won gold in all five speedskating events (left); Alexander Tikhonov of the USSR (right).

1984: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

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Scott Hamilton, gold medal figure skater.

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Following the performance of British ice dancing legends Torvill and Dean.

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American ski jumper Dennis McGrane (left); American downhill gold medalist Bill Johnson (right).

1988: Calgary, Canada

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The opening ceremonies.

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Italy’s Alberto Tomba wins the giant slalom (left); Tomba party (right).

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Yuri Kashkarov of the USSR.

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The United States’ Dan Jansen after falling in 1,000-meter speedskating.

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Natalya Annenko and Genrich Sretensky of the Soviet Union (left); bronze medalist American figure skater Debi Thomas (right).

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Franck Piccard of France, gold medalist in the super-G slalom.

1992: Albertville, France

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American speedskater Bonnie Blair (left); Pairs figure skating gold medalists Natalia Michkouteniok and Artour Dmitriev of the former Soviet Republics’ “Unified Team” (center); Surya Bonaly of France (right).

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American hockey player Ted Drury.

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Downhill gold medalist Patrick Ortlieb of Austria.

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Luge.

1994: Lillehammer, Norway

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Sweden (gold) vs. Canada (silver).

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Tonya Harding (left); a United States Olympic Committee press conference related to the Harding-Kerrigan affair (right).

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Nancy Kerrigan and (at far right) China’s Lu Chen.

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Kerrigan and Harding.

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Gold medalist Oksana Baiul.

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Olympic Park.

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First lady Hillary Clinton, an American hockey fan, and an Olympics fan.

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Bonnie Blair (left) and 10,000-meter gold medalist Johann-Olav Koss of Norway.

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Gold medalist Manuela Di Centa of Italy is helped to her feet by bronze medalist Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi of Finland after the 30-kilometer cross-country event (left); Swiss ski jumper Sylvain Freiholz.

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American goalie Garth Snow; the opening ceremonies.

1998: Nagano, Japan

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Kazakoshi Park Arena, site of the curling competition.

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Figure skating gold medalist Illia Kulik of Russia (left); ice dancing bronze medalists Marinna Anissina and Gwendal Peirerat of France; bronze medalist Philippe Candeloro of France.

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French snowboarder Jonathan Collomb-Patton (left); French gold medalist snowboarder Karine Ruby (right).

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Karyn Bye of the United States’ gold medal women’s hockey team.

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British curlers.

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1,000-meter speedskating silver medalist Jan Bos of the Netherlands (left); 1,000-meter speedskating gold medalist Ids Postma of the Netherlands (right).

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Jani Soininen of Finland, gold medalist in the K90 ski jumping competition.

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Canadian freestyle aerials skier Andy Capicik of Canada (left); Freestyle aerials bronze medalist Dmitri Dashchmisky of Belarus (right).

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American gold medalist Tara Lipinski.

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Fans of the Winter Olympics.

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