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BIG RED TEAM (Russia) / Ice hockey
This is the nickname given to the Soviet ice hockey team, who were Olympic champions two times running at the 1984 Sarajevo and 1988 Calgary games. During the Canadian games, the Soviets wiped the Ca...


BIKILA Abebe (1932 - 1973) Ethiopia / Track and field
This marathon runner from the high plateaux of Ethiopia won the event at the 1960 Rome games, barefoot. His achievement went down in history. His exploits continued four years later in Tokyo, but this...


BILOZERCHEV Dimitri (1966) Russia / Gymnastics
Bilozerchev's reign began at the 1983 world gymnastic championships in Budapest, when he narrowly missed the almost impossible full marks of 60 out of 60. At only 16 years old, he was astounding. Unfo...


BIONDI Matt (1965) United States / Swimming
The first swimmer to drop below the 49 second mark in the 100 m free-style, this American is as affable in life as he is merciless in the pool. At the 1988 Seoul games, he almost repeated fellow-count...


BLACK POWER
When Tommie Smith, winner of the 200 m at the 1968 Mexico games, climbed up on to the podium alongside fellow countryman John Carlos, they caused a scandal during the American National Anthem. They ra...


BLACKSTAFFE Harry (1858 - 1951) Great Britain / Rowing
Blackstaffe committed what could be construed as high treason when he won the skiff event in the rowing competition at the 1908 London games. A butcher by trade, Blackstaffe faced opponents who were m...


BLAIR Bonnie (1964) United States / Speed skating
Champion speed skater over short distances, Bonnie Blair has won five Olympic titles at the Calgary, Albertville and Lillehammer games from 1988 to 1994. She also has several world cup speed skating w...


BLANKERS-KOEN Fanny (1918 - 2004) Netherlands / Track and field
Nicknamed "the flying Dutchwoman", this athlete was competing alongside France's Michèle Ostermayer, star of the 1948 London games.Whilst the French girl won shot put and discus events, the Dutch girl...


BLASCO Miriam (1964) Spain / Judo
This highly popular Spanish judoka captured the spectators hearts when she walked on to the tatami at the Barcelona games, and won the event in the 56 kg category. She was already holder of the world ...


BLATNICK Jeffrey (1957) United States / Wrestling
This American giant won the gold medal for the 130 kg category in the wrestling event at the 1984 Los Angeles games. Before accomplishing this feat, he first had to fight a terrible battle against can...


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