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PRIESTE Harry (1896-2001) United States / Diving
The oldest Olympic medallist made himself even more famous on the eve of the Sydney in 2000 by handing back to the IOC the Olympic flag that he had stolen during the Antwerp games in 1920.After having finished third in the diving competition, he climbed up the flag pole and took the five-ringed Olympic flag under the very nose of the Belgian police.During the handing over ceremony, president Samaranch gave him a commemorative medal. As for the flag, it will be displayed in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
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