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ALEXEIEV Vassili ( 1942) Russia / Weightlifting
A mining engineer and a major in the Red Army, the Russian Vassili Alexeiev is a reference in world weightlifting. During the Munich games in 1972, he lifted 640 kg in all three categories, which at t...


ALIBERT Gaston (1883-1917) France / Fencing
He was the first French gold-medallist in the épée fencing event, at the 1908 London games, winning all 21 bouts. He went on to lead the French team to victory, alongside Lippmann and Olivier, respect...


ALLAIS Emile ( born 1912) France / Alpine skiing
He was the first Frenchman to win a medal in skiing, when he took the bronze in the combined event at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936. However this result was a disappointment for Allais who the follow...


ALLEN Richard (born 1902) India / Fied Hockey
He was the goalkeeper of the great Indian grass hockey team which won three consecutive games from 1928 to 1936, and also included Dhyan Chand, three times Olympic champion. ...


ALPS
The winter Olympic games have been held nine times in the Alps: three times in France (Chamonix - 1924, Grenoble - 1968, and Albertville - 1992), twice in Switzerland (Saint Moritz - 1928 and 1948), t...


AMANAR Simona (1979) Romania / Gymnastics
Simona Amanar had tried for many years to win the overall gymnastics title when fate handed her victory in the competition at the Sydney 2000 games. Although she finished second in the event, she walk...


AMAT Jean Pierre (1962) France / Shooting
Jean Pierre Amat is a rifle marksman, and a familiar figure in all the big team and individual rifle shooting events. Despite winning the world championships several times, he didn't make the podium a...


AMERICAN WOMENS' FOOTBALL TEAM - United Stades / Football
Women's football only made its appearance at the Atlanta Olympic games in '96. In Sanford Stadium in Athens, the American women made it their duty to win the first Olympic title. They beat the Chinese...


AMPHETAMINES
Amphetamines have a stimulating effect on the body. One of the drug's characteristics is its ability to provide an artificial substitute for adrenaline, which is produced naturally by the body when un...


AMSTERDAM - Holland
During the 1928 games, the Olympic movement revived the ancient tradition of the Olympic flame. Many athletes joined in the relay to bring the flame from Olympia. The flame blazed in the stadium until...


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