Austrian skier Karl Schranz picks up speed as he wins the Hannenkam downhill, 15 January 1972 in Kitzbühel. On 01 February, two days before the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage announced that Karl Schranz was banned from participating to his last Olympic Games for violating the rules of amateurism. 33-year-old Karl Schranz was earning money for being a consultant for various ski manufaturers. AFP PHOTO
Austrian skier Karl Schranz picks up speed as he wins the Hannenkam downhill, 15 January 1972 in Kitzbühel. On 01 February, two days before the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage announced that Karl Schranz was banned from participating to his last Olympic Games for violating the rules of amateurism. 33-year-old Karl Schranz was earning money for being a consultant for various ski manufaturers. AFP PHOTO

Karl Schranz

Få har flere negative OL-opplevelser enn Karl Schranz. Schranz er en av tidenes beste alpinister, men i OL gikk det alltid galt. I 1960 kom han til Squaw Valley med store forventninger, men ble skadet og måtte ta til takke med to sjuendeplasser. Fire år senere var det OL på hjemmebane i Innsbruck. Denne gangen ble han syk, men selv med influensa kjørte han ned til sølv i storslalåm. Men det var i hans to siste OL at Schranz skulle få overskriftene. I Grenoble i 196