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Despite flirting with Adolph Hitler, Sonja Henie emerged as America's sweetheart during the build-up to World War II.  She's pictured here on the cover of Time Magazine in 1939.
Despite flirting with Adolph Hitler, Sonja Henie emerged as America's sweetheart during the build-up to World War II. She's pictured here on the cover of Time Magazine in 1939.

Huge Winter Olympics Controversy (in 1936, that is)!

The opening ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics are this Friday. The build-up to this year's Olympic Games been packed with subplots and controversies - everything from gay rights to terrorism to Russian corruption.

But those political undercurrents are nothing new to the world of winter sport. One of the very first famous Olympians - figure-skater Sonja Henie - was a huge star in the 1930s and '40. She won her second gold medal in Lake Placid in 1932.

But Henie was also a divisive, controversial figure. Her life is being remembered in an expanded exhibit at Lake Placid's Olympic Museum.  Go to full article

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