JORDAN Michael (1963), United States / Basket-ball
Before becoming the most famous basket ball player in the world, and the highest paid sportsman for a time, Michael Jordan headed the American team which won the Olympic title at the 1984 Los Angeles games. He came to give a hand and erase the failure of the American team in Munich, eight years earlier. With an average of 17 points per match, he became the best player in the tournament. He was with his partners in the Dream Team again at the Barcelona games in 1992 and carried off the gold medal. These two medals preceded his 5 titles as NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls which made him one of the greatest sportsmen of the century.