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BENNETT Brooke (1978) United States / Swimming
Having already become the Olympic 800 metre freestyle champion in Atlanta in 1996, the American swimmer collected two more gold medals at Sydney 2000, where she successfully defended her 800 metres ti...


BENOIT Joan (1957) United States / Track and field
She won the first woman's Olympic marathon, in Los Angeles in 1984, after having lead a solitary breakaway over more than 30 km. After she broke away in the fifth kilometre, her opponents never again ...


BENVENUTTI Nino (1938) Italy / Boxing
Italian boxer Nino Benvenutti was remarkable in the art of dodging, and was heralded a national hero when he won the Olympic title in Rome in 1960, in the welterweight category. His long reach helped ...


BERESFORD Jack (1899 - 1977) England / Rowing
This English oarsman, son of Julius Beresford, who won a silver medal at the 1912 Stockholm games, reigned over the waterways between the two world wars. At the 1920 Antwerp games he won his first med...


BERGHMANS Ingrid (1961) Belgium / Judo
Unfortunately, her only gold medal was awarded at the 1988 Seoul games, when women's judo was merely a demonstration event. Indeed, this champion's track record is one of the most impressive in judo: ...


BERLIN - Germany
Although the 1936 games were initially planned to be hosted in Barcelona, they were finally held in Berlin, thus celebrating the rise of the Nazi movement. Germany even managed to host the winter game...


BESSON Colette (1946 - 2005) France / Track and Field
In 1968, this champion was one of the most unexpected gold medallists at the time. She won the 400 m. Before winning the title at the Mexico games, she ranked only fifteenth in the world.However, by b...


BEYAERT Josť (1925) France / Cycling
This cyclist became a surprise Olympic champion on the road event in London at the 1948 games. He took the gold thanks to a sudden surge during the last kilometre of the race, leaving his opponents st...


BIANCHETTO Sergio (1939) Italy / Cycling
The best tandem rider in the world at the beginning of the sixties, this Italian cyclist was twice gold medallist in the Rome games along with countryman Guisseppe Beghetto, and in the Tokyo games in ...


BIATHLON
Unheard of until recent years, this sport became highly popular at the 1992 Albertville games. Comprising the events of Nordic skiing and rifle shooting, the biathlon is practised by men and women ove...


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