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Ted Ligety USA Slalom Skiing Gold

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

USA’s Ted Ligety’s slalom skier. Here he is winning gold at the 2006 Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Alpine Skiier Toni Sailer at 1956 Winter Olympics

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

The 1956 Winter Olympics were held in Cortina d’Ampezzo. At these Games, Austrian skiier Toni Sailer became the first Alpine skier to win three gold medals – the giant slalom, slalom and the downhill.

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Whistler Downhill Ski Course

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

It is not often you see a world class downhill skiing course from the view of the skiier. Here is the 1995 Men’s Downhill course on Whistler Mountain.

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Great Curling Shot

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Curling

Canadian Jennifer Jones with her best curling shot, to win the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts. It is the last rock on the 10th end, and she needed this very difficult shot to come off to win. You don’t have to know the rules, just their response is enough to tell you that they pulled off something special.

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Curling 2006 Olympic Final

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Curling

The Canadian curling team showing some exceptional skill in the final at the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006. Some people may joke about this sport, but it can be exciting as any other.

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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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