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COLO Zeno (1920 - 1993) Italy / Alpine skiing
Nicknamed the "crazy skier" for having clocked up 160 km/h on the slopes at Mont Cervin, the Italian Zeno Colo won the gold for the downhill event at the 1952 Oslo games. He was 32 at the time, and ha...


COMANECI Nadia (1962) Roumania / Gymnastics
Undoubtedly one of the gymnastic world's greatest stars. She was discovered at the 1976 Montreal games, at the tender age of 14. The little Rumanian girl attained the top score of 10, seven times over...


COMBINATION, NORDIC
Comprises the Olympic events of the 70 m normal hill ski jumping, and 15 km cross-country race. This sport has always been dominated by the Nordic countries and Germany. However, during the 1992 Alber...


COMMANDO
At the 1972 Munich games, a Palestinian commando group took athletes and Israeli team executives hostage, having made their way in to the Olympic village. Their aim was to draw attention to the Palest...


COMMERCIALISATION
The financing of the Olympic games is a costly business and each host town has to have the financial capacity to celebrate the games. It is quite true that a good deal of the financial burden falls on...


COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDANT STATES - C.I.S.
The ex-Soviet Republic countries presented themselves under this name at the 1992 Barcelona games. This Commonwealth was the consequence of the many ups and downs experienced by Eastern-block countrie...


COMPACT DISC
Before the advent of digital musical equipment, the national anthems played in the stadiums, were played with vinyl records or cassettes.It was not unheard of for the technicians to confuse national a...


COMPAGNONI Deborah (1970) Italy / Alpine skiing
She is to date, one of the best skiers of her generation. Despite frequent injuries, she always bounces right back, a description which could serve as her motto. She won the super G at Albertville, bu...


COMPETITION, ART
From the very beginning of the Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin wished to combine the physical and spiritual elements of the human condition. Thus in 1906, he organised a conference in Paris brin...


CONGRESS, OLYMPIC
The twelfth Olympic congress was held in Paris in 1994, on the occasion of the centenary of the modern games. The congress is there to decide upon the main issues concerning the Olympic movement, such...


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