American ski jumper Anders Haugen did not receive his Olympic bronze medal from Chamonix in 1924 until 50 years after he should have done due to a scoring error. In 1974, at the 50th reunion of the 1924 Norwegian team, sports historian Jacob Vaage was going over the results when he noticed the error. The bronze medal had been awarded by mistake to Norwegian skier Thorleif Haug, winner of three gold medals in those first Winter Olympics. Later that year, Haugen visited Norway as an 86-year-old and was given the bronze medal by Anna Maria Magnussen, Haug's youngest daughter.
As the means by which revenue is channelled back to each of the 205 National Olympic Committees around the world, Olympic Solidarity is an operation of huge significance, yet little is known about exactly how it functions. Chief columnist David Owen sat down with programme director Pere Miró to get to the bottom of it.