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Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Laughing Jean Saubert of Lakeview, Ore., winner of Silver and Bronze Medals in the Slalom Skiing events, carries the United States flag in the closing ceremonies of the ninth Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria on Feb. 9, 1964. More than 11,000 spectators jammed into the Ice Stadium to wat…

January 11, 2014 3:28 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

This is a general view of the Olympic flag being raised during opening ceremony of the 10th Winter Games in Grenoble, France, Feb. 6, 1968. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher)

January 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

America's Dorothy Hamill skates from the Innsbruck Olympic ice rink after picking up bouquets of flowers which were showered upon her after she won the gold medal in the women's figure skating event of the 12th Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Feb. 13, 1976. (AP Photo)

January 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Members of the U.S. Olympic team wave to audience as they march in opening ceremony at Kosevo Stadium in Sarajevo, on Feb. 8, 1984 for the XIV winter Olympic Games. Frank Masley of Newark carries the flag. Placad marked sad is the Yugoslav designation for USA. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)

January 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Phile Mahre from Vakima, wash, center, is flanked by his twin brother Steve, left, and French skier Didier Bouvet in the podium on Mt. Bjelasnica, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 1984 in Sarajevo after the men's special slalom event, the last alpine competition on the last day of the XIV Winter Olympic …

January 11, 2014 3:31 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Japanese girls from Olympic rings in the center of the Makomanai ice arena during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic, Feb. 13, 1972, Sapporo, Japan. (AP Photo)

January 11, 2014 3:26 pm
Hitler Berlin Games 1936

Hitler Berlin Games 1936

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 14, 1936 at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform, president of the German Olympic committee. The short man, second…

December 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

Former Olympic gold medal winner Jesse Owens holds an enlargement of U.S. postal stamp August 17, 1972 in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich, Germany. AP Photo)

December 03, 2013 12:28 pm
Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens, Olympic star, gets ready to do his first turn as a professional by showing his toes, instead of his heels, to the field on September 1, 1936 in New York. Owens is in the center there, to the right of Bill Robinson, tap dancer, with both surrounded by a bevy of dancers, all rehea…

December 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Olympic’s “Blade Runner” charged in girlfriend’s killing

Olympic’s “Blade Runner” charged in girlfriend’s killing

LONDON — The figure of Oscar Pistorius racing around the Olympic track with his carbon-fiber blades whipping through the air was one of the enduring images of the London Games.

February 14, 2013 2:50 pm Photos

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London Olympics: How volunteers made the Games

Claire Heald of BBC News offers a glimpse into the experiences of some of the 70,000 volunteers who help the Olympics run as smoothly as possible. 

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Ex-Cat advances to next Olympic round

In overnight action at the London Olympics, one Southern Arizona swimmer advanced to the next round.

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Summer Olympic moments in history

Summer Olympic moments in history

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 5, 1936 at the Olympic swimming stadium at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform,president of the German Olympic co…

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Summer Olympic moments in history

Summer Olympic moments in history

The three winners of the long jump event of the Rome Summer Olympics, Sept. 2, 1960 stand on the winner's podium at the Olympic Stadium after they received their medals. From left are: Ralph Boston; Irvin Roberson; and Soviet's Igor Ter-Ovanesian. (AP Photo)

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Countdown to London: Dan Hicks

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Track & field: Vail middle-schooler dominating high jump like few before

In only three seasons as a high jumper, Justice Summerset has set 10 records and won nine Junior Olympic medals.

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Olympics: Former UA diving coach won silver, bronze medals

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Olympics: Loyalty, family ensure UA high jumper chance to go to London

One way or the other, Edgar Rivera-Morales is going to the Olympics.

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Olympic trials: Tucsonan one step closer to making team

OMAHA, Neb. — Sahuaro High School graduate Caitlin Leverenz is one step closer to making the U.S. Olympic swim team.

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Amanda Beard has gone to Olympic Games four times on four continents

Amanda Beard has gone to Olympic Games four times on four continents

Amanda Beard broke into the Olympic scene in Atlanta, winning two individual silver medals and a gold in the 400-meter relay.

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