Olympic Heroes Then and Now

Peggy Fleming

Then: At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, 19-year-old figure skater Peggy Fleming stole our hearts and bagged the U.S.’s only gold medal in the Games. The doll-faced favorite beat out her nearest competitor by 88.2 points and became an instant icon in her chartreuse dress. (Good thing that the Olympics were broadcast in color for the first time that year.)