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BOUKHALOV Nicolaļ - Bulgaria / Canoeing
One of the best canoeists of his generation. He won two gold medals at the 1992 Barcelona games in the C1 category over 500 m and 1000 m. He won the world championships five times the following year. ...


BOULMERKA Hassiba (1968) Algeria / Track and field
Having won the world championship in Tokyo a year prior to the 1992 games, this Algerian athlete had no trouble winning the 1500 m in Barcelona in 1992. Thus she offered Algeria its first gold medal. ...


BOURRAS Djamel (1972) France / Judo
This French judoka's talents continued flourishing, culminating with his arrival on the Olympic scene at the 1996 Atlanta games.With achievements such as European vice-champion, and his third place in...


BOUTAYEB Brahim ( 1967) Morocco / Track and Field
One of Said Aouita's pupils, Boutayeb won the 10.000 m at the 1988 Seoul games, a performance repeated four years later at the Barcelona games by another of Aouita's charges, Rhalid Skah. Boutayeb als...


BOWS and ARROWS
In order to hit a target measuring 10cm at a distance of 70 metres, archers who take part in Olympic competitions must use materials that are powerful, hard-wearing and very light. That is why competi...


BOXING
Boxing is one of the Olympic movement's oldest sports, along with wrestling and pancratium, which is an Ancient Greek acrobatic mixture of the other two disciplines. In Olympia, boxing was known as pu...


BOYCOTT
Incidences of Olympic boycotts date back further than we tend to imagine. The very first boycott occurred at the 1956 Melbourne games. The Swiss, Spanish and Dutch teams refused to participate in the ...


BRAGLIA Alberto (1883 - 1954) Italy / Gymnastics
At the beginning of the century, Braglia won three gold medals for gymnastics, two in the individual competition, and one with his team, during the 1908 and 1912 games, a time when gymnastics was far ...


BRASHER Christopher (1928) Great Britain / Track and field
Perpetually taking second place, he often had to be the pacemaker for the other athletes. Brasher had his hour of glory at the Melbourne games, when he won the 3000 m steeple chase. However, the judge...


BRASSARD Jean Luc (1972) Canada / Freestyle skiing
Beaten at the 1992 Albertville games by Edgar Grospiron, this Canadian skier became a master of mogul skiing, a relatively new event on the Olympic programme, which entails hurtling down a snow-covere...


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