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Birger Ruud - Chronology

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1911 Born August 23 in Kongsberg, Norway
1932 Competes in Lake Placid Olympics
1936 Competes in both Alpine and Nordic events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympics
1938 Competes in First Annual Southern California Open Ski Jump Meet
1940 Germany occupies Norway
1943 Stages illegal ski competitions; arrested and sent to Grini concentration camp for 18 months
1944 Joins Resistance
1948 Attends St. Moritz Olympics as coach
1986 Kongsberg Ski Museum that Ruud helped establish opens
1994 Carries Olympic flag at Lillehammer Olympics
1998 Dies on June 13

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