KILLY Jean Claude (1943) France / Alpine skiing
Along with Toni Saler, Jean-Claude Killy is one of the greatest ever champions of Olympic alpine skiing. He won three golds at Grenoble in 1968, by which time he had dominated world skiing for three years.However, despite his victories in the downhill and slalom, he only finished third in the special slalom. Luckily for him, the French ski resort was shrouded in fog that day. The commissioners watched the film of the race and saw that the two faster men had each missed a gate. They were relegated in favour of Killy who thus won his third gold medal in the space of a few days.Since then, Jean-Claude Killy has become an astute businessman and competition organizer: the Albertville games in 1992 and the Tour de France cycle race.