Bonnie Blair 1994
Bonnie became the first American woman to win five gold medals, and was the only American (at the time) to have six medals at any Winter Olympics.
Jamaican Bobsled Team 1988
The team was the inspiration for the movie Cool Runnings. The Jamaican bobsled team made its debut at the Winter Olympics at the 1988 games in Calgary, Alberta, and did not officially finish due to the loss of control over their sled and crashed during one of their four runs!
Eric Heiden 1980
He called the hype surrounding his Olympic run as, "The Big Whoopie!"
At the 1980 games in Lake Placid, Eric set four Olympic records and one world record, winning an unprecedented 5 gold medals at the same games!
Hermann Maier Crash 1998
During a downhill race, Maier flew off the course, landing partially on his head then tumbling head over heels a few times, before he crashed through two layers of netting!
Dan Jansen 1988
During the '88 Games Jansen had learned that his sister had died of leukemia. During his speed skating races, he fell and as a result received no medals - but he became the recipient of the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award for his efforts through his tragic loss.
Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 1994
In one of the biggest scandals in Winter Olympis history, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked with a metal baton after practice, hurting her knee. She was favored to win the '94 U.S. Figure Skating championships. Instead, Tonya Harding took the spotlight and a spot on the Olympic team. The assault accomplice Shawn Eckhardt spilled the beans to the FBI, exposing Harding's ex-husband has the other person involved in the plan of attack. Tonya admitted she knew about the attack only after the fact - but didn't come forward.
Franz Klammer 1976
At 22 years old, Klammer won the gold in a dramatic downhill ski race, starting in 15th position, and taking big risks to put him ahead by just 0.33 seconds!!
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean 1984
This team became the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time, scoring twelve perfect 6.0s and six 5.9s