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Long Track Speed Skating World Record

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Speed Skating

There are long and short track speed skating events. Here is South Korean Lee Kang-Seok breaking the world record in the 500-metre long track race at the 2007 world speed skating championships held in in Salt Lake City, with a time of 34.25 seconds. You wont get much information from the German commentary, but you can see the style and grace of long track skating.

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Never Give Up – Bradbury Speed Skating Gold

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Speed Skating

From Salt Lake City in 2002 – Australians will remember these Games for the nation’s first ever gold medal at Winter Olympics level – Steven Bradbury’s win in the short track speed skating when his rivals in the final all fell like nine pins. It appear to be his plan all along, pity you dont see his facial expression as he realizes he has done the impossible.

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Speedy Skeleton Girls

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Skeleton

Clip of skeleton girls from the 2010 Winter Olympics. These girls could be considered crazy, racing down the track at speeds up to 130 km/h (80 mph), with no steering or braking mechanism.

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Ice Hockey Miracle on Ice

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Ice Hockey

If you think Winter Olympics and Ice Hockey, it comes down to the so called ‘Miracle on Ice’ from the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, when the USA team made up of amateur and collegiate players upset the favorites USSR in a medal round match, and subsequently went on to win the gold medal. Here is some real game footage with original play-by-play call by Curt Chaplin, taking you back to the game in 1980.

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Cool Running Jamaican Bobsled Team

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Bobsled

Here are the original Jamaican Bobsled team that inspired the movie ‘Cool Runnings’, from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary Canada. Even though in this footage they crash, and they came last at their first appearance at the Winter Olympics, they were not too bad.

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Dreamy Bobsled Sequence

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Bobsled

It may not seem real, but this video of a USA bobsled 4-man team preparing for and racing shows you what it is all about.

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Single Luge First Try

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Luge

You get a good feel about the tension before coming down the luge track and what is involved in luge. Even for someone who has had hundreds of runs down the course in a double luge, it can be a daunting experience to go by yourself.

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Figure Skating – 1960 Squaw Valley

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Figure Skating

Some amateur film footage from the Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley in 1960. Not the original soundtrack (I don’t think Enya was around then), but great to see what the crowd would see. Not the fanfare that you will get these days.

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Luge Cam – See What They See

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Luge

For those who don’t think you will ever get to ride down a luge course, here is a view from the luger, with full sound effects that you will hear.

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Classic Torvill and Dean on Ice

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Figure Skating

Here is a video of Torvill and Dean’s classic performance to Ravel’s Bolero during the 1984 winter olympics held in Sarajevo

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