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CACHO Firmin (1969) Spain / Track and field
A football player, the Catalan sportsman waited until late adolescence before concentrating on athletics. But it was a wise choice. Six years later in front of the home crowd, he beat Algerian favouri...


CALGARY - Canada
Having already been a candidate for the 1968 winter games, the English-speaking Canadian town of Calgary in Alberta, hosted the games in 1988.To ensure ideal conditions for the events, the organisers...


CALMAT Alain (1940) France / Figure skating
This Frenchman was the most popular skater of his generation during the1960s. He won a bronze medal at the 1964 Innsbruck games before going on to become world champion the following year.He had the h...


CAMEROON
Just like their elder brothers, who are known as "the untameable lions" and have won the African Cup of Nations on several occasions, the football team which won the tournament at the Sydney 2000 Olym...


CANADA
Canada is one of the leading Olympic nations. Always well represented during the winter competitions, its athletes perform particularly well in ice hockey and curling, both of which were invented in C...


CANOE - KAYAK
Invented in Canada, this sport encompasses three events.Sprint canoeing on still water, and white water races including slalom and white water descent.White water races disappeared from the Olympic pr...


CAPRIATI Jennifer (1976) Etats-Unis / Tennis
The American tennis player won her first important tournament at the 1992 Barcelona games. At only sixteen years old, she prevented the German player, Steffi Graf from winning her third consecutive ti...


CARD, IDENTITY AND PASS
Each competitor taking part in the games is presented with an Olympic identity card. This document, in conjunction with the athlete's passport and travel ticket, enables the competitor to reside in th...


CARIOU Jean - France / Equestrian
Three medals were added to this excellent horseman's list of achievements in the show jumping event, for which he won the gold medal, at the 1912 Stockholm games. Over the next few days, he led the Fr...


CARLBERG Vilhelm (1880 - 1970) and Eric (1880 - 1963) Sweden / Shooting
These Swedish twins were the first brothers to win an Olympic gold medal. Their exploit took place at the 1912 Stockholm games, when Eric won the rifle shooting competition twice, and the revolver eve...


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