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BARTHEL Joseph (1927-1992) Luxemburg / Track and Field
The Luxemburger Josy Bartel received his gold medal in floods of tears, having won the 1500 m race at the Helsinki games in 1952. Four years earlier he had finished in 9th place, and this expert in mi...


BARTKO Robert (Germany) / Cycling
Thanks to his powerful physique, German cyclist Robert Bartko became the Olympic pursuit champion at the Sydney 2000 Games.But his most extraordinary performance was the one he gave in the team final ...


BASEBALL
A very popular sport in the United States and in Asia, base-ball's first introduction to the Olympic games was as a demonstration event in Seoul in 1988. It was included in the Barcelona games in 1992...


BASILIO Enriqueta - Mexico
In 1968, this Mexican athlete was the first woman in the history of the games to light the Olympic flame. Dressed in white, with the whole world watching, she climbed the 90 steps up to the Olympic ca...


BASKET- BALL
Doctor James Naismith, from Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented basketball and set down the rules of the game in 1891. The popularity of this sport became widespread amongst American studen...


BASZANOWSKI Waldemar (1935) Poland / Weightlifting
One of the greatest weight-lifters of his time and considered a true gentleman by the sport's authorities. Baszanowski twice became an Olympic champion in the 70 kg category, once in 1964 and again in...


BAUMANN Alex (1964) Canada / Swimming
This all-round swimmer, of Czech origin, won two Olympic gold medals, for the 200 and 400 medley, at the 1984 Los Angeles games. As a child, his parents fled Czechoslovakia when the Russians invaded P...


BAUMGARTNER Bruce (1960) United States / Wrestling
Baumgartner did not have too much trouble winning his first Olympic title in wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles games. His opponent in the final, the Canadian Robert Molle, had recently undergone surge...


BAXTER Irwing (1876-1957) United States / Track and field
During the 1900 Paris games, this American Indian ignored religious traditions which prevented several of his fellow countrymen from participating in Olympic events held on a Sunday. He took advantage...


BEACH VOLLEYBALL
A popular summer sport, this game is based on traditional volleyball and has all the necessary ingredients to attract a young audience. It is played in the sand by two opposing teams of two players, o...


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