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AALTONEN Paavo (1919-1962) Finland / Gymnastics
This gymnast dominated the 1948 London games. His outstanding performances in the vaulting and the pommel horse events, brought him two gold medals. He went on to win the Olympic team title alongside ...


AAMODT André Kjetil (1971) Norway / Alpine skiing
This Norwegian skier became a national hero when he won the super G at the 1992 Albertville winter games. A few days later, he won a second medal for third place in the giant slalom.However, two year...


ABBAGNALE Guiseppe (1959) Carmine (1962) and Agostino (1966) Italy / Rowing
In Italian rowing, these three brothers are a legend in themselves. The two older brothers, Guisseppe and Carmine, in the two-man category, won the world championships no less than seven times, and we...


ABBOTT Margaret (1878-1955) United States / Golf
The first American woman Olympic champion dominated the golf event at the Paris games in 1900. Since this time, golf has not been included in Olympic competitions. From the city of Chicago, Margaret A...


ABDUVALIEV Andrej (1966) Tadzhikistan / Track and field
With his hammer throw reaching just beyond 82 m at the 1992 games in Barcelona, Andrej Abduvaliev was a long way from the Olympic record. Nonetheless, he won the gold medal, and went on to consolidate...


ABERA Gezahgne (1978) Ethiopia / Track and field
Ethiopian long-distance runners had the wind in their sails at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, with victories by Gebresselassie in the men's and Tulu in the women's 10,000 metre race, Wolde in the 5000 metr...


ABORIGINE
When Australian athlete Cathy Freeman was invited to light the Olympic bowl of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, she opened the door to a reconciliation between her Aboriginal community and the white maj...


ABRAHAMS Harold (1899 - 1978) Great Britain / Track and Field
Made famous by the film « The Chariots of Fire », which tells his story and that of his fellow countryman Eric Lidell, Harold Abrahams, then a young British student, won the 1924 Olympic title in Pari...


ACADEMY, INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC
Created in 1961, the International Olympic Academy was established near the ancient stadium of Olympia. Its goal is to study and teach the history of the Olympic games to young people, sent there by t...


ACKERMANN Rose - Marie (1952) Germany / Track and field
Olympic high-jump champion in 1976 at Montreal, Marie-Rose Ackermann was one of the first women to clear the 2 m mark. ...


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