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April 22, 2007


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Innsbruck, Austria, February, 1964: If this ski jumper needed a reminder that he wasn't competing in a normal meet, all he had to do was look at the Olympic flame burning at the end of the outrun at the Berg Isel venue. The 1964 Games were threatened by a lack of snow, but Austrian army troops came to the rescue by hauling in 20,000 ice bricks for the bobsled and luge runs and 40,000 cubic meters of snow for the alpine events.