American speed skater Dan Jansen lost his sister Jane to Leukemia just before the 1988 Olympics. He swore he'd win gold for her, but fell during each of his races. Four years later, he again promised to win gold for her, only to come up short. But in 1994 (the Winter Olympic cycles changed after the 1992 games), Dan finally made good on his promise and won gold. Then he took a victory lap with his young daughter, Jane.