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Oly trivia

The V form used by ski jumpers was discovered by accident during the 1988-89 World Cup season by jumper J. Bokloeg of Sweden, whose leg shape forced his skis apart at the tips. Other skiers imitating him found they could increase their jumping distances by several meters.

Source: Nagano Olympic Winter Games Official Guide Book

Denver was selected to be host city of the 1976 Winter Games, but in November 1972, a majority of voters approved an amendment to state law, prohibiting certain expenditures of state taxes. The vote effectively made it impossible for Denver to host the Games, and they were moved to Innsbruck, Austria.