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Christl Haas
CHRISTL HAAS (19 September 1943 – 8 July 2001) was an Austrian Alpine skier. She competed at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics
1968 Winter Olympics
and won a gold and a bronze medal, respectively. BIOGRAPHYHaas grew up in Hahnenkamm, Kitzbühel , known for its alpine skiing courses. At the World Cup she won four downhill competitions in total. At the Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing
World Championship 1962 in Chamonix
Chamonix
, France
France
, she won gold in the downhill competition. Haas became a national hero as a twenty-year-old Olympic champion in the downhill event at the first Innsbruck Winter Olympics . She became an instant superstar in her homeland as she won the gold medal in her home nation
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Antalya
ANTALYA (Turkish pronunciation: ) is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey
Turkey
and the capital of its eponymous province . Located on Anatolia 's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains , Antalya
Antalya
is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area. The city that is now Antalya
Antalya
was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya
Antalya
thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian\'s Gate , and the proliferation of neighboring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391
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Turkey
Coordinates : 39°N 35°E / 39°N 35°E / 39; 35 Republic of Turkey Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Turkish ) Flag ANTHEM: * " İstiklâl Marşı " * "The Independence March" * CAPITAL Ankara
Ankara
39°55′N 32°50′E / 39.917°N 32.833°E / 39.917; 32.833 LARGEST CITY Ista
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Mediterranean Sea
The MEDITERRANEAN SEA is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia
Anatolia
, on the south by North Africa
North Africa
, and on the east by the Levant
Levant
. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water. Geological evidence indicates that around 5.9 million years ago, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and was partly or completely desiccated over a period of some 600,000 years, the Messinian salinity crisis , before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3 million years ago
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Switzerland At The 1972 Winter Olympics
SWITZERLAND (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/ ), officially the SWISS CONFEDERATION, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons , and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western -Central Europe , and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps , the Swiss Plateau and the Jura , spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva . The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy
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France
FRANCE (French: ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: République française, pronounced ), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe
Europe
, as well as several overseas regions and territories . The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea
North Sea
, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America
South America
and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Grenoble, France
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. GRENOBLE (/ɡrəˈnoʊbəl/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ; Arpitan : Grenoblo) is a city in southeastern France
France
, at the foot of the French Alps
Alps
where the river Drac joins the Isère
Isère
. Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
region , Grenoble
Grenoble
is the capital of the department of Isère
Isère
and plays the role of an important scientific centre of Europe. The city advertises itself as the "Capital of the Alps", due to its size and its proximity to the mountains
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Aeiou Encyclopedia
AEIOU is a freely accessible online collection of reference works in both German and English about Austria
Austria
-related topics. BACKGROUNDThe AEIOU project was launched in 1996 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research as part of Austria's millennial celebrations. The first mention of the name Ostarrîchi , or Austria was in the year 996. The content was based on the German-language Österreich-Lexikon, first published in a printed version in 1995. Additional material was acquired, including more images and also audio and video files, and AEIOU soon grew into a multimedia information system . The title AEIOU —the "Annotatable Electronic Interactive Oesterreich Universal Information System"— is an allusion to the old Habsburg
Habsburg
motto, A.E.I.O.U. . Suggestions for the improvements to articles can be made by reader; however, the aeiou Encyclopedia is not a wiki
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United Team Of Germany At The 1960 Winter Olympics
Athletes from East Germany
East Germany
(German Democratic Republic; GDR) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany; FRG) competed together as the UNITED TEAM OF GERMANY at the 1960 WINTER OLYMPICS in Squaw Valley , United States
United States

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Alpine Skiing At The 1956 Winter Olympics – Women's Downhill
The WOMEN\'S DOWNHILL EVENT AT THE 1956 WINTER OLYMPICS was held on 1 February on Mt. Tofana . The course was 1.552 kilometres (0.96 miles) in length with a vertical drop of 502 metres (1,647 ft) and twenty control gates. The Swiss took the top two spots; Madeleine Berthod won the gold and Frieda Dänzer took the silver, and Lucile Wheeler of Canada won the bronze. Forty-four women from sixteen countries finished the race
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Alpine Skiing At The 1960 Winter Olympics – Women's Downhill
The WOMEN\'S DOWNHILL competition of the Squaw Valley 1960 Olympics was held at Squaw Valley . The defending world champion was Lucille Wheeler of Canada
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Switzerland At The 1948 Winter Olympics
SWITZERLAND was the host nation for the 1948 WINTER OLYMPICS in St. Moritz . It was the second time that Switzerland
Switzerland
had hosted the Winter Games, after the 1928 Winter Olympics , also in St. Moritz
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Downhill (ski Competition)
DOWNHILL is a form of alpine skiing competition. Whereas other alpine skiing events, slalom , giant slalom , super giant slalom , and combined emphasize turning and technique, downhill emphasizes "the six components of technique, courage, speed, risk, physical condition and judgement", according to the FIS "International Ski
Ski
Competition Rules (ICR)". Speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph) are common in international competition. Athletes must have an aerodynamically efficient tuck position to minimize drag and increase speed. The term, "downhill skiing", is also used as a synonym for alpine skiing as a recreational activity
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Chamonix
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC, more commonly known as CHAMONIX (formerly spelled CHAMOUNIX), is a commune in the Haute-Savoie
Haute-Savoie
département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
region in south-eastern France
France
. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 . The commune's population of around 8,900 ranks 1,089th within the country of France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi , Chamonix
Chamonix
is one of the oldest ski resorts in France
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