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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Figure skater Dick Button, 1948

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 30, 2018

George Waller ©Stars and Stripes
St. Moritz, Switzerland, January, 1948: Figure skater Dick Button practices for the first postwar Winter Olympics, set to begin a week later. Button became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating, along the way completing the first double axel in Olympic competition.
 

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