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This 35-year-old just became the oldest Olympic ski champion ever - and his run was fast it would break the South Korean speed limit

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A 35-year-old Norwegian etched his name into the history books on Thursday.
Aksel Lund Svindal won gold in the downhill event and became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion of all time.
At one point, Svindal accelerated to 125 km/ hour - a speed that would have resulted in a fine had he travelled that fast on the South Korean expressways.
The only problem is that the police would first have to catch him.
Norwegian athlete Aksel Lund Svindal just became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion ever at 35 years old. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH...
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Watch 2 figure skaters break down in tears after completing a gold-medal routine that broke a world record

Watch 2 figure skaters break down in tears after completing a gold-medal routine that broke a world record

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German pairs skaters Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics on Thursday.
Savchenko is a five-time Olympian , and this is her first gold medal. She previously won bronze medals in 2010 and 2014 .
The pair also broke a world record by earning the highest score in figure skating history for their free skate program, according to the International Olympic Committee.
The record they broke was set during an international competition last year.
After their performance, Savchenko and Massot collapsed on the ice, held each other, and...
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