Ulrich Salchow , in full Karl Emil Julius Ulrich Salchow , born August 7, —died April 19, , Stockholm , Sweden , Swedish figure skater who established a record by winning 10 world championships for men —05, —11—he did not compete in Salchow was a generous competitor, and he acknowledged the talents of others. At the World Championships, Madge Syers finished second to Salchow, and he offered her his gold medal because he felt she should have won. He repeated this gesture after the World Championships.
The Dick Button bashing incidentmore information
Gold for Russia, silver for South Korea's Yuna Kim, and controversy ensues
The team of college kids who came together to break the Soviet Union's monopoly on Olympic hockey were reunited Friday night, this time as family men instead of world-class athletes, to be the final torchbearers for the Winter Games. Cammi Granato, left, and Picabo Street hand off the torch to Mike Eruzione moments before the men's gold-medal hockey team lit the cauldron. Captain Mike Eruzione, who scored the winning goal against the Soviets, accepted the torch from skier Picabo Street and current U. S women's hockey captain Cammi Granato at the base of the cauldron. And then, just as he did on the medal stand at the Lake Placid Games, Eruzione motioned to his teammates to join him.
This article is meant as a summary of what Dirk has posted thus far about the incident in which Dick Button was beaten by thugs along with four other men , and his claims that the media covered up the "real" reason for the beatings. Dirk's comments referred to here can be found by Googling "Dick the bi blade This group used baseball bats. Homosexuality was not an open topic at the time.
Button won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in and before kicking off a broadcasting career that lasted half a century. She also gave me a print and I was so fond of it I started collecting. Last year, Button celebrated the 70th anniversary of his first gold medal and live-tweeted his own Olympic commentary during PyeongChang.