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Harri Kirvesniemi


1958 Born May 10 in Mikkeli, Finland
1977 Graduates from high school
1977-78 Spends eleven months in the Finnish army
1978 Meets future wife, Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, at a ski camp
1980 Begins studying for a Master of Sport degree at the University of Yveskyla
1983 Hämäläinen wins World Cup championship
1984 Hämäläinen wins three Olympic gold skiing medals
1985 First daughter, Elisa, born
1994 Hämäläinen becomes only woman to have competed in six Winter Olympics
2001 Implicated in Finnish ski team doping scandal
2001 Retires from competitive skiing

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