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Aladar Gerevich – The Man Who Possessed The Excalibur

 Born: 16 March 1910Died: 14 May 1991Country: HungaryAladar 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

 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

 Born: December 23, 1934Country: Soviet UnionBy 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

 Born: 10 February 1950Country: U.S.AEighteen 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

 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

 Born: June 30, 1985Country: 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

 Born: 23 March, 1962Country: Great BritainSteve 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

 Born: February 25, 1962Country: East Germany, GermanyWhen 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

 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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Daley Thompson – The Greatest Athlete In The World

 Born: 30 July 1938Country: Great BritainDecathlon is an event in athletics that is contested over two days and consists of ten track and field events. The winner is determined by points given according to...

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