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The story of downhill skiing at the Winter Olympics

Inside Out report: Sir Henry Lunn

With the 2010 Winter Olympics underway in Canada, Great Britain is expected to have its usual lack of success in the blue ribbon downhill skiing events.

But, did you know that the sport owes its very existence to a father and son from rural Lincolnshire.

Simon Hare travels to the Swiss Alps to meet the 95 year old son and grandson of two men who transformed travel and winter sports.

And, he discovers how the sport came about, quite literally, by accident.

Winter Olympics coverage on the BBC
19 Jan 10 |  Vancouver 2010



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