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02-04-2008, 07:20 AM
February 4, 1924- CHAMONOIX, FRANCE: The ever Winter Olympic ski jump compition is held on the final day, and everbody goes home believing it was a Norwegian sweep. Thorleif Haug dies believing he won a bronze medal, but in 1974, a Norwegian reseacher discover a calculation error was made in the scoring and tha actual third place finisher was the natualized American Anders Haugen. The medal was given to Haugen by Haug's daughter at a special cermony.

Febraury 4, 1932- LAKE PLACID, NY: The first Winter Olypics held on American soil are opened by New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Local speed skater Jack Shea takes the Athletes Oath and wins gold in the 500 meter. The next day, he wins the 1,500 as well.

February 4, 1964- INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA: Michigan barber Terry McDermot win the 500 neter speed skating event, the only U.S.gold won at Innsbruck that year.

February 4, 2007- MIAMI: Despite Devin Hester returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown, the Bears lose Super Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts 29-17. Payton Manning is named MVP.