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Bill Koch

Chronology

1955 Born June 7, in Brattleboro, Vermont
1976 Wins silver medal in Olympic 30-km race
1980 Comes in 15th in Olympic 50-km race
1982 Becomes first American to medal in world championship Nordic competition: wins bronze medal in 30-km race in Oslo, Norway
1982 Wins overall Nordic World Cup title
1983 Wins 30-km and 50-km, comes in second in 15-km at U.S. National Championships
1983 Ranked third in overall World Cup championship
1984 Competes in Olympics, but does not medal
1986 World Cup officials allow Koch's skating technique in races
1987 Says he is retiring from competition
1992 Returns to competition in the Olympics, but does not medal.
1994 Competes in U.S. Olympic trials, but does not make the team
1997 Moves to Hawaii and begins developing the sport of sand skiing

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