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ARCHERY
Archery is one of the oldest hunting techniques invented by man. The bow and arrow is an efficient, silent and fast weapon that reached its greatest importance during the middle ages.Although archery ...


ARTYOMOV Vladimir (1964) Russia / Gymnastics
Considered for a long time as an eternal runner-up, the Russian gymnast finally made it to the top when, to everyone's surprise, he won the all-round competition at the 1988 Seoul games, defeating fel...


ASHFORD Evelyn (1957) United States / Track and field
This American athlete ran in her first Olympic 100 m final at Montreal in 1976. She did not take part in the Moscow games, which were boycotted by the United States, but at the 1984 Los Angeles games ...


ASLOUM Brahim (1979) France / Boxing
This small French boxer got his name in the news by winning the 48kg (light flyweight) category at the Sydney 2000 Games. It's been 64 years since his country last won a gold medal in this event. He q...


ASTAKHOVA Polina (1936) Russia / Gymnastics
10 medals, of which 5 were gold, are a testament to the fabulous sporting career of this Russian gymnast, that lasted from the Melbourne games in '56 until the Tokyo games in 64.Two times gold medalli...


ASTYLOS Greece
He was one of the best runners of the Ancient games, winning eight times over twelve years between 488 and 476 B.C..Astylos was from Crotona, just like the famous fighter Milon....


ATHENA NIKE
She was the Greek goddess of victory, and appears more often than anyone else on the back of the Olympic medals. ...


ATHENS - Greece
Chosen to host the very first Modern games in 1896, Athens hoped to organise the centennial games in 1996. Unfortunately, the IOC chose the American town of Atlanta. However, the Greek capital succeed...


ATHLETICS
Athletics is the king of all the sporting events in the Olympic games. The term athletics comprises all stadium events, including running, throwing and jumping, not forgetting walking, which is an eve...


ATLANTA - United States
The capital of the state of Georgia, famous for being the home of the Coca-Cola company, were the organisers of the centennial games in 1996. The close relationship between the soda company and the IO...


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