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Achievements Still Burn Bright
The world saw sport at its best and worst at the 1994 Olympics, and American athletes were at center stage. A year later, The Post's Angus Phillips looked back at the highlights and lowlights.

MEDAL COUNT
1. Norway (26)
2. Germany (24)
3. Russia (23)

Final Medal Chart

U.S.: 13 Medals
The United States won 13 medals, including six gold, in 1994, tying the nation's best gold-medal efforts of 1932 and 1980.

SPEEDSKATING
At Long Last, Jansen Strikes Gold
Dan Jansen
Post File Photo
Even as happy endings go, Dan Jansen's 1994 Olympic experience was just about perfect: a sweet kid from the heartland who did everything the right and honorable way, absorbed numbing setbacks stretching back years and still triumphed at long last, finally winning gold in his final event. "I wanted to cry," said Jansen, who then took a heart-wrenching victory lap with his infant daughter, Jane.

TONY KORNHEISER: Lord of the Rings

Bonnie Blair
AP Photo
Another Day, Another Gold for Blair
Bonnie Blair confirmed her place as the nation's finest female Olympian ever with a no-frills march to glory in her last Olympic appearance, the 1,000 meters, winning the fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal of a 10-year career. Earlier in the Games, she won the 500 meters.

SHORT TRACK: Gold, Then More Controversy for Cathy Turner

FIGURE SKATING
Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding
Reuters
Tonya-Nancy Melodrama
Sends Skating for a Spin

Unlike Dan Jansen or Bonnie Blair, Nancy Kerrigan didn't quite get her storybook ending. Just 50 days after she was clubbed by an associate of rival Tonya Harding, Kerrigan skated an almost-perfect routine but finished second to Oksana Baiul.

Relive the Tonya-Nancy Saga in Our Timeline

SKIING
It's All Downhill for Moe
Tommy Moe got things started well for the Americans on opening day in Lillehammer, winning the first U.S. men's downhill gold in a decade with an errorless run down the icy pitch at Kvitfjell. Moe's offbeat teammate, Picabo Street, won the silver in women's downhill.

U.S. Upsets in Super G
Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, a diminutive 26-year-old from Potsdam, N.Y., was a surprise winner in the super giant slalom, in part because the favorites crashed on the Kvitfjell slopes. She was the first American woman to win gold in an Alpine event in 10 years.

 LUGE: U.S. Inching Closer to Medal
 BOBSLED: Still a Bumpy Road for the Americans
 HOCKEY: Swedes Win a Thriller; No Miracles for U.S.


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