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4 Quirky Factoids About the Olympics’ Gold Medal Tie



Wednesday’s quirkiest story from the Sochi games also made Olympics history. Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin finished the women’s downhill skiing course with identical times of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds

So what happened? They each got a gold medal, no one got a silver and a third skier got a bronze. Dual Olympic golds had never before been awarded in women’s downhill

The last Olympic downhill skiing tie happened back in 1998 at the Nagano games, when two male skiers each got silver medals. The last gold medal tie in any sport came in 2002 when two Norwegian men split first place in the 30-kilometer skiathlon, according to Bloomberg. Suffice it to say, this is uncommon. So Maze and Gisin’s historic split leads to many bizarre little factoids and follow up questions, which we’ll unpack here Read more…

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