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15 unforgettable moments in winter sports

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Eric Heiden winning

In Winter Olympic history, one of the greatest individual Olympic performances was by Eric Heiden. In 1980, around the time a more famous Miracle on Ice was happening, the American speed skater captured an astonishing five gold medals in short- and long-track events, winning the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m. He is the only person in history to win five gold medals at a single Winter Olympiad.

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