Winter Olympic Highlights for Boomers

February 21, 2014

A February 2014 article in the AARP Bulletin and on the AARP website written by Bill Hogan, "A Boomers History Of The Winter Olympics" by Bill Hogan (AARP website) and thought I'd share it. Who remembers in 1968, heartthrob Jean-Claude Killy winning the triple crown of alpine skiing?

A Boomer’s History of the Winter Olympics

“February brings the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with 98 events in 15 sports. It’s the first time that Russia has played host to the winter games, and the first time—thanks to Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station—that the Olympic torch has been carried on a space walk.”—Bill Hogan

Who remembers…?

1968: Jean-Claude Killy wins the triple crown of alpine skiing

1980: “Miracle on Ice”

1984: Ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean receive 12 perfect 6.0s for Boléro

1988: The Jamaican Bobsled Team is disqualified

1994: Kerrigan and Tonya Harding face off

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