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Carl Lewis – Sportsman Of The Century

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  Born: 1 July 1961 Country: U.S.A At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Carl Lewis was attempting to do what no man had done since Jesse Owens - win a gold medal in 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay...
Aladar Gerevich Olympics Featured

Aladar Gerevich – The Man Who Possessed The Excalibur

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  Born: 16 March 1910 Died: 14 May 1991 Country: Hungary Aladar Gerevich is the only athlete in the history of the Olympics to win the same event six times. With his impeccable fencing skills he led Hungry...
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Wilma Rudolph – The Tennessee Tornado

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  Wilma Rudolph's rise to become an Olympic champion is one of the most marvelous exploits in the history of sports. It remains and will remain in years to come a source of inspiration for...
Larisa Latynina Olympics Featured

Larisa Latynina – Queen Of Gymnastics

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  Born: December 23, 1934 Country: Soviet Union By the time the world war ended in 1945, Larisa had lost both her parents. She was 11 years old and aspiring to be a ballet dancer. Standard ballet...
Mark Spitz Olympics Featured

Mark Spitz – Mark The Shark

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  Born: 10 February 1950 Country: U.S.A Eighteen years old and holder of ten world records, Mark Spitz proclaimed before the 1968 Summer Olympics that he was going to win six gold medals. Mark failed to win...
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James Cleveland Owens – James Versus Goliath

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  Jesse Owens was an African American athlete who is most famous for his performance at the Berlin Summer Olympics of 1936 where he won four gold medals and for many crushed Hitler's theory of...
Michael Phelps Facts Featured

Michael Phelps – The Man With The Midas Touch

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  Born: June 30, 1985 Country: U.S.A. #1   By the age of 10 Michael Phelps held a national record for his age group. Phelps was 15 when he made the American team for the 2000 Olympics...
Steve Redgrave Olympics Featured

Sir Steve Redgrave – Olympic Rings In Gold Medals

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  Born: 23 March, 1962 Country: Great Britain Steve Redgrave is undoubtedly one of the greatest rowers the world has ever seen. He won a gold medal in the coxed fours in his first appearance at...
Birgit Fischer Olympics Featured

Birgit Fischer – Supermum

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  Born: February 25, 1962 Country: East Germany, Germany When you talk about canoeing, the first name that comes to your mind is Birgit Fischer. As an 18 year old representing East Germany, Birgit won her first...

London Summer Olympic Games 2012 – The Firsts

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  London Olympics 2012 will be the first time when there will be a female entrant from every participating nation. Female athletes from Qatar, Brunei Darussalam and Saudi Arabia will be taking part in the...

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