Final victory – Alberto Tomba signed off his career in style with his 50th World Cup win in the World Cup Finals at Crans Montana in 1998.
Double gold – Tomba on his way to gold at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he won the slalom and giant slalom crowns.
World stardom – Tomba's double gold in Canada catapulted him to world stardom at just 21 years of age.
Sensational silver – Tomba is mobbed by adoring fans after a sensational second leg saw him claim the slalom silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Star support – Tomba congratulates Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States after her victory in the women's slalom at the 2013 World Championships in Schladming.
Career highlight – Tomba said his double gold performance at the 1996 World Championships in Sierra Nevada was the highlight of his career.
Olympic disappointment – Tomba's bid for gold in the giant slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano was ended by a fall.
Fallen hero – Tomba suffers an undignified fall during a charity race in Croatia in 2008.
Olympic honor – Tomba carries the Olympic torch into the stadium at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.