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BLEIBTREY Ethelda (1902 - 1978) United States / Swimming
This American swimmer was the heroine of the 1920 Antwerp games. She won three gold medals, breaking three records in the process for the 100 m, 300 m and 4x100 m free-style. Her Olympic success wen...


BLEUS, LES (THE BLUES) - Football
The nickname given to the French Olympic football team, who won the competition at the 1984 Los Angeles games. In the final, the French defeated the much feared Brazilian team 2-0, three days after ha...


BLUHM Kai (1968) and GUTSCHE Torsten (1968) Germany / Canoeing
The two German canoeists are inseparable. They won two Olympic titles at the 1992 Barcelona games on the still water course in the C2 category over 500 m and 1000 m. Both canoeists have almost ten wor...


BOARDMAN Christopher (1968) Great Britain / Cycling
Before he turned professional and wore the maillot jaune (yellow jersey) in the Tour de France, British cyclist Chris Boardman won an Olympic title for track racing at the 1992 Barcelona games.He is a...


BOAT, POWER
The only mechanical sport to have been included in the Olympic programme. One such event took place in London at the 1908 games, on the river Thames. The competition was organised into three events an...


BOBSLEIGH
Unlike the luge event, which was only introduced to the Olympics in 1964, bobsleigh has been part of the programme since the first winter games were held in 1924. The sport required a team of 4, altho...


BOCCIA
First played by the ancient Greeks, this sport was made fashionable again by the Italians in the 16th Century. They gave it the name "boccia". Because the sport can be played by people suffering from ...


BOGINSKAIA Svetlana (1973) Russia / Gymnastics
In spite of her overwhelming domination of world gymnastics between 1985 and 1992, this Russian gymnast never won the all-around Olympic title. She came third in 1988 and only managed fifth place in 1...


BOGONG
The Bogong is a kind of moth which usually migrates towards southern Australia in early October. During the Sydney 2000 Games, they became the stars of evening athletics events in the Olympic Stadium....


BOIS DE BOULOGNE France
During the 1900 Paris games, due to the lack of an approved venue, the athletics events took place in the Bois de Boulogne, where the 'Racing Club de France' were proprietors of some land and building...


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