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ADISSON Franck (1969) - FORGUES Wilfrid (1969) France / Canoeing
Having won a bronze medal in the canoe slalom at the Barcelona games, and narrowly missing first place at the world championships in 1993 and 1995, the two French canoeists, bound together in pain and...


ADLERZ Erik (1892-1975) Sweden / Diving
This Swedish diver dominated the events in this speciality at the 1912 Stockholm games. He won two gold medals in springboard and high-diving. ...


ADVERTISING
Without advertising, without advertisers, and indirectly without their main medium, television, the Olympic games would probably never have become as popular as they have today. The time when athlete...


AFRICA, SOUTH
Just before the 1964 Tokyo games, this country was excluded from the Olympic movement, because of its apartheid policy, and only returned for the 1992 games in Barcelona. For this occasion, South Afri...


AGASSI Andre (1970) United States / Tennis
Having won all the major tennis tournaments of the professional tour, most of them several times (French Open, Flushing Meadow, Wimbledon, Australian Open), Andre Agassi could not fail in his quest to...


AIHARA Nobuyuki (1934) Japan / Gymnastics
Silver-medallist in Melbourne in 1956, the Japanese gymnast demonstrated his art at the Rome games, four years later, winning two gold medals for floor exercises and as part of his team. ...


AKII - BUA John ( 1949-1996) Uganda / Track and field
Unable to take part in the 1976 games in Montreal because of the African countries' boycott, John Akii-Bua was never able to defend his 400 m hurdle title, which he had won four years earlier at the M...


ALBERTVILLE France
This sub-prefecture in Savoie (Alps) hosted the 1992 winter games, which probably dashed Paris' hopes to host the summer games the same year. Their prime objective was to put Savoie on the world map.A...


ALBRITLON David Etats-Unis / Track and field
Despite his failure to become an Olympic champion, having to settle for silver in the high jump at the 1936 Berlin games, his name nonetheless goes down in history as being the pioneer of the straddle...


ALEXANDRE Marc (1959) France / Judo
Judo Olympic champion at Seoul in 1988, having won the bronze four years earlier in Los Angeles, runner-up in the world championships, Marc Alexandre was finally rewarded for his domination in the und...


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