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CHUCHUNOVA Elena (1969) Russia / Gymnastics
This petite Russian gymnast's impressive track record included her two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 1988 Seoul games. Despite her small frame, she was in fact 19 years old when she fa...


CHUKARIN Viktor (1921) Russia / Gymnastics
Eleven Olympic medals including seven gold rewarded the career of the best gymnast of the 1950s. Chukarin won the general competition in 1952 in Helsinki and in 1956 in Melbourne. He also won in the t...


CIERPINSKI Waldemar (1950) Germany / Track and field
He won the marathon event twice, in 1976 and 1980. It has been suggested that this German athlete benefited from the absence of the African runners for his first win and the Western world for his seco...


CLARKE Ron (1937) Australia / Track and field
Ron Clarke was one of the most famous athletes of the 1960s. Throughout his career, he broke 18 long-distance records.However, his Olympic games record is not quite so impressive, with the exception o...


CLARY Justinien de (1860-1933) France
This former Olympic rifle shooter, who took part in the 1900 Paris games and won a bronze medal, went on to become president of the French Olympic committee. He pushed for the creation of the winter g...


CLAUDIUS Leslie - GENTLE Randhir - Udham SINGH - Balbir SINGH - India / Field hockey
These four players were part of the famous Indian grass hockey team, which won the Olympic title three times between 1948 and 1956. During the 1952 final at Helsinki, Balbir Singh, a policeman from th...


CLAY Cassius or MOHAMMED ALI (1942) United States / Boxing
Well before he became the greatest boxer of his time and changed his name to Mohammed Ali, Cassius Clay won the Olympic title in the middle-weight category at the 1960 Rome games. Being of a provocati...


COE Sebastian (1956) Great Britain / Track and Field
World expert in middle-distance running during the 1980s, Sebastian Coe broke all the records for this discipline and became Olympic champion in the 1500 m at the 1980 Moscow games. He remained unbeat...


COFFEE
Travelling to the Olympic games in pre-war times was a costly affair, so the Brazilian delegation sold coffee, one of Brazil's main export products, in order to finance the journey to Los Angeles in 1...


COHEN Tiffany (1966) United States / Swimming
The young American swimmer enjoyed a comfortable lead and went on to win the middle-distance events at the 1984 Los Angeles games. She won the 400 m and 800 m free-style. ...


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