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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 

Top 15 USA Winter Olympic Moments

Charles Jewtraw
Text: John Rolfe
Photo: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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Charles Jewtraw

Chamonix, 1924

Fun fact to know and tell: The first gold medal in Winter Olympics history was won by an American. Speed skater Jewtraw took the 500-meter event on January 26, 1924 with a time of 44.0 seconds. Alas, it was the only U.S. gold at those Games. Jewtraw also finished 13th in the 5000m and eighth in the 1500m.


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