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Re-kindling the Olympic flame in Squaw Valley, CA; Part II

Both the 1960 and 2014 Olympic sites were small, unknown and undeveloped venues; the choice of Squaw Valley, a struggling ski area with one chairlift competing against Innsbruck, Austria, St. Moritz, Switzerland and Chamonix, France, shocked many.  The VIII Olympic games opened on February 18, 1960, with Vice President Richard Nixon presiding for the US.  […]

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