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Relaxed Hamill gives gold medal performance

Updated: January 3, 2002, 4:51 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

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Feb. 13, 1976 - Before Dorothy Hamill took to the ice for her freestyle routine at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, she started crying after seeing a sign in the stands that said, "Which of the West? Dorothy!"

At first, she thought detractors made the sign and took it as a message that she was a witch. In this Cold War era, what the sign-makers were cleverly asking is which Western skater - Hamill or Diane de Leeuw of the Netherlands - was going to ...

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