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By David C. Antonucci

The 1960 Olympic wintry weather video games have been a long-shot attempt that succeeded past the wildest expectancies. operating in a in moderation populated valley within the Sierra Nevada with simply rudimentary amenities, organizers created a world-class Olympic website in 4 brief years. For the one time in Olympic historical past, the venues and athlete place of abode halls have been positioned in a compact, intimate atmosphere that inspired sportsmanship and interplay among athletes. there has been intricate pageantry within the ceremonies and undefined. The underdog American ice hockey group received the first-ever united states gold medal in that game. American determine skaters swept gold within the person occasions. Well-trained Soviet and Scandinavian athletes ruled the rate skating and cross-country snowboarding occasions. American ladies proved their mettle within the Alpine snowboarding occasions. German skiers made shock upsets within the Nordic mixed and ski leaping contests. And CBS-TV was once there to catch the main fascinating moments and make groundbreaking stay publicizes to American audiences.

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