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Encyclopedia > Jean Vuarnet

Jean Vuarnet (born January 18, 1933 in Le Bardo, Tunisia) is a French former Alpine skiier. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The absolute highpoint of his career came in the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, where he took Olympic gold in the Downhill. The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... Squaw Valley can refer to the following places in California in the United States: Squaw Valley, California - A census-designated place located in Fresno County, California. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ...

Previously, he had won bronze in the same event in the 1958 Skiing World Championships in Bad Gastein. Bad Gastein Bad Gastein is a city in Austria, situated in the middle of the National Park Hohe Tauern, at 1,000 metres above sea level, in fresh mountain air. ...

After he had retired from active competition, Vuarnet became vice-president of the French skiing association from 1962 to 1971.

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