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By David C. Antonucci

The 1960 Olympic iciness video games have been a long-shot attempt that succeeded past the wildest expectancies. operating in a moderately populated valley within the Sierra Nevada with in simple terms rudimentary amenities, organizers created a world-class Olympic website in 4 brief years. For the single time in Olympic historical past, the venues and athlete place of dwelling halls have been positioned in a compact, intimate surroundings that inspired sportsmanship and interplay among athletes. there has been complex pageantry within the ceremonies and undefined. The underdog American ice hockey workforce received the first-ever united states gold medal in that activity. 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 used to be there to trap the main intriguing moments and make groundbreaking reside announces to American audiences.

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