Olympic Preview: Archiving Sports History


December 30 2013, 1:40 PM

Tina Noyes’ 1968 Winter Olympics Parade Jacket: This red, military-style Team USA Olympic parade jacket made by Edelweiss was worn with blue pants by two-time Olympic figure skater Tina Noyes during the opening ceremony of the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. In 1961, the entire U.S. Senior Figure Skating Team perished when Sabena Flight 548 crashed on its way to that year's World Championships. Noyes, the 1963 U.S. Junior National Champion, moved up and competed at the Olympics in 1964 at Innsbruck, Austria, where she placed eighth, and in 1968 in Grenoble, where she just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth. (American Peggy Fleming took gold.) Noyes donated the jacket to the USOC in 2012 upon Hedgpeth's request.