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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean begin their “Bolero” performance, Feb. 14, 1984.

No. 6: Torvill and Dean’s “Bolero” Routine Dazzles Audience

Skating on Valentine’s Day at the 1984 Sarajevo Games, British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean received a record 12 perfect sixes for their performance to Ravel’s Bolero.

“If ever there was a moment when a British sporting triumph captivated the nation, this was it,” writes The Independent. “An astounding 24 million viewers were glued to their televisions on that Valentine's Day as T&D broke the traditional rules of competition ice dancing.”

Watch Torvill and Dean’s performance.

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