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ANDERSON Paul (1932) United States / Weightlifting
This American weight-lifter is the first to lift 500 kg in both the clean and jerk, and the snatch category, during the 1956 Melbourne games. He beat the Italian Silvetti, who also lifted 500 kg, but...


ANDERSSEN Hjalmar - Norway / Speed skating
Anderssen must have considered the 1952 Oslo games as a dream come true. Having been beaten in the 500 m speed skating event, he made up for it in the 1500 m, the 5000 m and 10.000 m, by winning three...


ANDIEV Soslan (1952) Russia / Wrestling
The Russian all-in wrestling champion was the best in his category at the end of the 1970s. Three times European and world champion, he defeated Hungary's Josef Balla twice to win the Olympic gold med...


ANDRADE Jose Leandro ( 1898-1954) Uruguay / Football
Before becoming world champion with the Uruguayan football team, this footballer won two Olympic titles with his national team in 1924 and 1928.An outstanding dribbler despite his height, he was the p...


ANDRIANOV Nicola´ (1952) Russia / Gymnastics
Adrianov was the leading gymnast of the then USSR when he took the Olympic oath in the giant Lenin stadium for the opening of the Moscow games in 1980. His outstanding record of close to 40 medals, in...


ANDRIEUX Michel (1968) ROLLAND Jean Claude (1972) France / Rowing
Having already won a bronze medal in Atlanta, ten years of hard work paid off for this French coxless pairs team on the waters of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.Even so, the French rowers were only in fourt...


ANKE Hannelore (1957) Germany / Swimming
This German swimmer came up against little competition in the 200 m breast stroke at the 1976 games. A year prior to the games, she became the world champion in this event. She was part of the East Ge...


ANTTILA "Kalle" Kaarle (1887 - 1975) Finland / Wrestling
This Finnish wrestler was still a young man when he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling, lightweight division, at the Antwerp games of 1920. For years later he had changed division and style, winn...


ANTWERP - Belgium
Count de Baillet-Latour, Coubertin's successor at the head of the Olympic movement pushed for the games to be held in this large Belgian town, in 1920, just after the first world war. Despite heavy bo...


AOUITA Sa´d (1959 ) Morocco / Track and Field
Aouita is without doubt the most outstanding runner of the 1980s. He took the bronze in the 800 m medium distance event at the 1988 Seoul games, having won the gold at Los Angeles, four years earlier ...


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