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  Thomas Wassberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Wassberg (born March 27, 1956) was a Swedish cross country skier.
Wassberg won four Gold Medals at the Winter Olympics in 15km (1980, 50km (1984), and the 4 x 10km relay (1984, 1988).
Wassberg was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1980.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Wassberg   (268 words)

 Thomas Wassberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thomas Wassberg was born on March 27, 1956 in Sweden.
Wassberg won by one hundredth of a second in the cross-country skiing event.
Thomas Wassberg also won a gold medal in cross-country skiing relay in 1987 World Championships and in the 1988 Olympics.
www.murrieta.k12.ca.us /alta/dfay/2006/harrison/thomas_wassberg.html   (228 words)

At the 1980 Winter Olympics, Thomas Wassberg, competing in the 15km event, have to beat Juha Mieto's time of 41:57.64.
Wassberg strained to the finish line and crossed in 41 minutes 57.63 seconds - one one-hundredth of a second faster than Mieto.
In Sarajevo in 1984, Wassberg skied the leadoff leg for Sweden's 4x10km relay team and helped the Swedes win the race.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=72115   (99 words)

According to Thomas, the entire Norwegian team used the same approach leading up to and during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City where he won a gold medal (his fourth Olympic gold) in the relay and a silver in the pursuit.
Thomas said that to survive the rigorous training to be a top Nordic skier you must truly enjoy what you do.
Thomas told us he has learned more during his ‘down times’ than when winning all his gold medals.
www.masterskier.com /articles/0304raceseason/insidetomals.html   (752 words)

 Olympic Notes
In Lake Placid in 1980, Nikolay Zimjatov recorded 3 gold medals, the 30k, the 50k and the relay with Russia.  Thomas Wassberg beat Juha Mieto with 1/100 on the 15k.
The games in Lake Placid in 1980 provided the tightest race ever in cross country skiing.  Thomas Wassberg of Sweden won the 15k classic by 1/100 of a second ahead of the great Finnish skier Juha MietoWassberg won later won the 50k in 1984 and the relay with Sweden in 1988.
Thomas Wassberg 3 gold in a row from 1980 to 1888.
www.wintersport.as /olympic-notes.htm   (2787 words)

 Thomas Wassberg Turned 50 - FasterSkier.com XC News
Wassberg is one of the biggest cross country skiing legends of all times.
Wassberg was also involved in the historical battle in the 15-kilometer at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid when he won gold by beating the Finish legend Juha Mieto by the smallest margin possible, one hundreds of a second.
Wassberg, Koch, Caldwell, Simoneau, Mieto and Zimutov (sp?) were ski legends when I was kid.
www.fasterskier.com /news3283.html   (465 words)

 News Archives
Thomas Alsgaard was operated on for the same problem in May and could not train for three and a half months.
Thomas Wassberg and Thomas Magnusson got Sweden moving in the 70's, Gunde came along in the 80 's and pulled the whole team from 1982 until 1991.
Thomas stayed behind Mika until they were in the stadium when the sprint duel began.
www.jenex.com /archives.html   (20474 words)

 Adelsman's Cross-Country Ski Page: Racing
Like Thomas Wassberg and Gunde Svan who dominated the 1980s, Daehlie's domination of the 1990s gave way to the next generation star, Sweden's Per Elofsson who dominated the 2001 World Championships.
Unlike Wassberg, Svan, Smirnov and Ulvang, Daehlie's retirement was not on his terms.
His back operation was the same as the ones performed on Vegard Ulvang and Thomas Alsgaard earlier.
www.skinnyski.com /racing/articles/intlracing2.html   (776 words)

 xtri.com | pro zone | quality underwear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Nordic ski-legends like Gunde Svan, Juha Mieto, Thomas Wassberg and Björn Dählie have all recorded stratospheric Vo2-max figures that are unmatched in exercise physiology (well above 7 litres/minute and peaking at 90ml/kg).
His frame was nothing but a huge heart, a giant set of lungs and a big old beard that was most often filled with ice and snot.
Wassberg later had his gold medal cut in half and sent one half to Mieto!
www.xtri.com /article.asp?id=898&page=2   (716 words)

 MasterSkier.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is the same problem we previously mentioned about Sweden not using Thomas Wassberg or Gunde Svan in an efficient manner.
If he was in a World Masters classic race there would be no contest, unless Thomas Wassberg also raced.
Thomas is still in very good shape and skis a lot.
www.masterskier.com /articles/01raceseason/smirnovstips.html   (1029 words)

 News Archives
Thomas, whose asthma has been acting up this season, said he was tested some 30 times last year and he would be glad to be tested more often.
Thomas Alsgaard left for the U.S. today, Per Elofsson leaves tomorrow: The Norwegian Ski Association had given Allsgaard the OK to train with Per in Silver Star, Canada, but Alsgaard opted to train on his own in the US.
November 26, 2001 Thomas Alsgaard suggests Sweden and Norway train together: Thomas suggested that Per Elofsson and the Swedish Team train together with the Norwegian Team in the summer and the fall.
www.jenex.com /news/archives.html   (24061 words)

 Tomas Wassberg - TheBestLinks.com - Olympic Games, Sweden, 1977, 1980, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tomas Wassberg - TheBestLinks.com - Olympic Games, Sweden, 1977, 1980,...
Tomas Wassberg, Olympic Games, Sweden, 1977, 1980, 1956, Skier, Cross country...
In 1980 he recieved Bragdmedaljen, an award given to the best Swedish sportsman/sportswomen each year.
www.thebestlinks.com /Tomas_Wassberg.html   (101 words)

 Ski Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When the World Cup became official with the 1982 season (and a steel-willed Vermonter named Bill Koch upset the charts to win the title in a final-race duel with Swedish great Thomas Wassberg), there were four seeding groups.
Nations were allowed to put two skiers in each group.
Thomas Alsgaard may have retired but the Norwegian men haven't gone away.
www.skiracing.com /news/news_display.php/1394/NORDIC/newsArticles   (609 words)

Cross country skiing, men's 4x10km relay at Canmore: Thomas WASSBERG of Sweden leads Vladimir SAKHNOV of the Soviet Union during the event.
Women's figure skating: eventual gold medallist Katarina WITT of the German Democratic Republic performs in the free programme.
Women's figure skating medal presentation: (L to R) Elizabeth MANLEY of Canada, 2nd, Katarina WITT of the German Democratic Republic, 1st, and Debra THOMAS of the United States, 3rd.
www.olympic.org /uk/utilities/multimedia/gallery/results_uk.asp?entid=46&MediaType=PIC&page=2   (267 words)

 SNOW - Thursday, February 10, 2005 Entries
STC last week: Our cone shaped ski pole basket was made by MOON.
Used by Thomas Wassberg, Sven Ake Lundbeck, myself and other beautiful skiers.
STC: What sport would require that you have your clothing tested or plumbed for air penetration.
blogs.xcskiwinn.org /snow/archive/2005/02/10.aspx   (282 words)

 Lean Left » Blog Archive » Hamm’s Medal
Another example in cross country skiing - in 1980 in Lake Placid, they timed the races to 100th of a second for the very first time.
Juha Meito was at the finish line, waiting to see if his time in the 15km would hold up as the best, when Thomas Wassberg finished 1/100th of a second faster.
Some time later the FIS decided that Wassberg was right, and so afterwards even if races are timed to 1/100th of a second, the times are rounded to the nearest 1/10th of a second, and people with the same time to the tenth are declared to be tied except in mass start and pursuit races.
www.leanleft.com /archives/2004/08/27/3354   (3875 words)

 Nordic Culture > World Sauna Championships, Heinola, Finland - Scandinavica.com
The World Sauna Championships count often with guests from the sports' world and the national political scene.
Famous Finnish cross-country skier Juha Mieto challengend two other skier legends, Thomas Wassberg from Sweden and Vladimir Smirnov from Kazakstan, to try the World Championships Sauna in Heinola just before the finals on Sunday the 7th of August 2004.
Politicians did also feel the heat as Heinola's mayor Mr Hannu Komonen invited mayors of other Finnish cities and German "Sauna-town" Colbitz to a «Mayors Sauna».
www.scandinavica.com /culture/sports/sauna.htm   (1219 words)

 CNNSI.com - Historic Medal Tracker - Sweden - 1984
CNNSI.com - Historic Medal Tracker - Sweden - 1984
Thomas Wassberg, Gunde Svan, Benny Kohlberg, Jan Ottosson
Peter Hjalm, Thomas Ahlen, Mats Thelin, Arne Thelven, Leif Nordin, Goran Lindblom, Bo Ericson, Gote Walitalo, Rolf Ridervall, Tomas Sandstrom, Mats Hessel, Peter Gradin, Lars Eriksson, Thomas Eklund, Per Eklund, Jens Ohling, Thomas Rundqvist, Karl Hakan Sodergren, Tommy Morth, Mats Waltin
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/2002/historic_medal_tracker/by_country/swe/1984.html   (67 words)

Among pupils were Nelson Rockefeller, Averell Harriman, Lowell Thomas, Minot Dole and Roger Peabody.
Swede Thomas Wassberg wins 15-km race by one hundreth of a second, closest ever in cross-country ski racing.
Also see Lou Dawson's detailed Timeline of Ski Mountaineering.
www.skiinghistory.org /historicdates.html   (2658 words)

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