'68 Olympic champ skied so fast she broke the clocks... or so the legend goes

Article #3081
2017-02-14
Published By: Kathy Stahr

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A double skiing medallist at the 1968 Olympics, where she won giant slalom gold, Nancy Greene was named her country's female athlete of the 20th century by The Canadian Press. (Chuck Stoody/Canadian Press)

"Time may stop for no one, but Nancy Greene Raine once skied so quickly she momentarily left the folks from Omega scratching their heads. Canada's female athlete of the 20th century needs no real introduction for anyone who lived there — or who consumed a Mars bar while doing it. The daughter of B.C.'s mountains skied three Olympics, beginning in 1960 at Squaw Valley in the U.S. (at just 16), then Innsbruck, Austria for 1964. She hit a super stride in time for 1968 at Grenoble, France, resulting in a silver in the slalom and a gold in the giant slalom."

By Malcolm Kelly, for CBC Sports Posted: Feb 14, 2017 11:03 AM ET
Read full story here:
Nancy Greene: Ahead by a century

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