Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

September 12, 2009


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Garmisch, Germany, January 27, 1958: Bobsledder Eugenio Monti of Italy mingles with fans after teaming up with Renzo Alvera to win the two-man race at the world championships. Monti won two Olympic gold medals and added nine golds in the world championship in his career, but is perhaps best known for his sportsmanship at the 1964 Olympics. The British team broke a bolt on its sled, and Monti provided a replacement; Britain won and Monti's team took the bronze. And when the Canadian team damaged its sled, Monti and his crew helped repair it.