KURLOVICH Alexander (1961) Byelorussia / Weightlifting
Kurlovich's past does not plead in his favour. Arrested by Canadian customs officers in 1984 when caught in possession of anabolic steroids that he was intending to sell, he earned a two-year suspension from his federation. He used this time wisely, however, and trained hard. His return to competition was impressive. In the space of six years, he snaffled four world titles and two Olympic medals at Seoul and Barcelona in the almighty super-heavyweight category.During that time, he also broke 35 world records.