On This Date 2/14/1988

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American Dan Jansen, one of the World’s top speed skaters, going into the Calgary Olympics as the favorite to win Gold in the 500M and 1000M races. On the day he was to compete in the 500M, Jansen had a heavy heart due to the death of his sister Jane after a long battle with Leukemia. Skating despite the devastating news, Dan Jansen fell. He also would suffer a fall in the 1000M three days later, leaving Calgary without a medal.