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Historic American Winter Olympic Moments

On the eve of the opening ceremonies of the 21st Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, celebrate past and present American Olympic athletes with archival footage of Games dating back to the early 1930s.

(NOTE: Move mouse over clips to preview. Click clip for details.) Above, athletes march during the opening ceremony of the 3rd Winter Olympic Games in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York.

American figure skater Tenley Albright won gold during the 1956 games in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy after placing 2nd in the 1952 games.

Celebrated figure skater Dorothy Hamill won gold at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 United States Hockey Team comments on his team’s hard work as it becomes the surprise of the Olympics.


Click here to view more archival video clips of current and former Olympic Athletes throughout the world.

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Published: Feb 11, 05:40 PM

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