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U.S. OLYMPIC HISTORY
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Americans Who Have Competed
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U.S. INDIVIDUAL RECORDS (WINTER)
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TORCHBEARERS
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1952 Eigil Nansen, Norway
1956 Guido Caroli, Italy
1960 Kenneth Charles Henry, USA
1964 Joseph Rieder, Austria
1968 Dr. Alain Calmat, France
1972 Hideki Takada, Japan
1976 Josef Feistmantl, Austria
Christl Haas, Austria
1980 Dr. Charles Morgan Kerr, USA
1984 Sandra Dubravcic, Yugoslavia
1988 Robyn Perry, Canada
1992 Michel Platini, France
Francois-Cyrille Grange, France
1994 Prince Haakon, Norway
1998 Midori Ito, Japan
2002 1980 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team
2006 Stefania Belmondo, Italy
2010 Catriona LeMay Doan, Canada
Steve Nash, Canada
Nancy Greene Raine, Canada
Wayne Gretzky, Canada
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