SQUAW VALLEY: 1960 Olympic Facts

SQUAW VALLEY: 1960 Olympic Facts

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  • The officials, unsure as to whether a skier had missed a gate in the men’s slalom, asked CBS-TV if they could review a videotape of the race. This gave CBS the idea to invent the now ubiquitous “instant replay.”
  • The organizers refused to build a track for the bobsleigh competition, making this the first time that this discipline was not on the Olympic programme.
  • The winner of the downhill, Frenchman Jean Vuarnet, wore metal skis instead of the traditional wooden ones. It was the first Olympic medal to be won on metal skis.

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