Women in the Olympics: A History of Firsts

With the Winter Olympic Games in full swing, we take a look back at 12 amazing feats and firsts from fabulous female athletes (13 Photos)

Dawn Papandrea on Jan 29, 2010 at 1:02PM

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Women in the Olympics: A History of Firsts

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Alpine Accolades

Europeans and Scandinavians dominated alpine skiing -- until 1948, when Gretchen Fraser came along and became the first American to win a gold medalist in the sport at the Winter games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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