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BOISSE Philippe (1955) France / Fencing
This French doctor and fencer won a total of two gold medals in his Olympic career. He won an individual gold medal at Los Angeles, having already won a gold alongside his team four years earlier at M...


BOITANO Brian (1963) United States / Figure skating
Boitano's skating performance was so spectacular at the 1988 Calgary games, that none of his opponents posed him a serious threat. He was then the only skater capable of performing a triple lutz with ...


BOITEUX Jean (1933 ) France / Swimming
To this day, he is the only French Olympic swimming champion. He won the title for the 400 m free-style event at the 1952 Helsinki games. Immediately after his victory, Jean Boiteux's father, jumped f...


BOLAND John (1870-1956) Ireland / Tennis
A student of Mythology, at Oxford University, this young Irishman went to the 1896 Athens games out of curiosity. He entered the tennis tournament as a mere enthusiast, and, far from regretting it, h...


BONDARCHUK Anatoly ( 1940) Russia / Track and field
Considered as one of the world's best hammer throwers during the 1970s, Bondarchuk won the Olympic title at the Munich games. However, four years later, he had to settle for the bronze. ...


BONLIEU François (1937 - 1973) France / Alpine skiing
This 26 year-old skier was rewarded in 1964 when he won the gold medal at the 1964 Innsbruck games for the giant slalom. Throughout the Junior competition, he was already showing signs of an above-ave...


BORG Arne (born in 1901) Sweden / Swimming
This Swedish swimmer's speciality was long-distance free-style. He made the Olympic podium on several occasions at the Paris and Amsterdam games in 1924 and 1928, but reached the highest spot just the...


BORZOV Valery (1949 ) Ukraine / Track and Field
Valery Borzov was the third European runner to win the 100 m dash at the Olympic games, an event very much dominated by the Americans. He followed the example of British runner Abrahams, in 1924, and ...


BOSTON Ralph (1939) United States / Track and field
This American athlete was the first to beat Jesse Owens' long jump record, achieving 8.21 m. This exploit took place in 1961, twenty-five years after Jesse Owens' victory.One year earlier, at the 1960...


BOUIN Jean (1888 - 1914) France / Track and Field
Despite his small size, this runner from Marseille was blessed with an impressive ribcage and a respiratory capacity to match. He was by far the favourite for the 5000 m at the 1912 Stockholm games, b...


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