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Fleming's 1968 gold medal captivated TV audience

Updated: January 3, 2002, 5:28 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Event

Feb. 11, 1968 - As the two-time world champion, Peggy Fleming was the favorite to win the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. It was to be the first time that the Winter Games would be televised to a global audience, live and in color.

Fleming built a large lead in the compulsory-school figures, which accounted for 60 percent of the scoring. In the free-skating program, the 19-year-old was shaky as she performed to Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique." ...

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