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CONOLLY James (1868 - 1957) United States / Track and field
He had the honour of being the very first gold medal winner of the modern games, the first athlete to make the top spot on the podium at the 1896 Athens games, following his triumph in the triple jum...


CONSTANTINI Daniel (1949) France / Team handball
The most famous French handball coach led his team all the way to the Olympic semi-finals at the 1992 Barcelona games, where they won a bronze medal. The following year, the French team came second in...


COOK Stephanie (1972) Great Britain / Modern Pentathlon
The young Briton is the first Olympic champion in the modern pentathlon. At the Sydney Games she managed to win by sticking alongside US athlete Emily de Riel, who had dominated the competition right ...


COOPER Charlotte (1870-1966) Great Britain / Tennis
She was the first woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal. She won the tennis competition at the 1900 Paris games, both in singles and in mixed doubles associated with fellow British Reginald Dohertie...


COQUELIN DE L'ISLE Pierre (1900 - 1980) France / Shooting
French archer Coquelin de l'Isle was nicknamed "the Kid", because of his remarkable ability to hit bullseyes. He won the Olympic title in Paris in 1924, having hit the centre of the target 396 times o...


COROEBUS Greece / Track and field
He was the first ever winner of the Ancient games. He was also the only athlete to have had his exploits recorded back in the 776 B.C. games. This date is considered today to represent the birth of th...


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO Italy
This charming Alpine resort situated at the foot of the Dolomite mountains, hosted the 1956 winter games. The actress Sophia Loren, at the peak of her career, was Queen of the opening ceremony. The sp...


COSIC Kresimir (1948 - 1995) Yugoslavia / Basket-ball
He was the leader and the mainstay of the Yugoslavian team, world and Olympic basketball champion in 1980. Cosic and his team benefitted from the absence of the American team that year. Having already...


COSTELLO Paul - Vincent ( 1894 - 1986) United States / Rowing
This American rower's speciality was the double scull, a boat with two crew members and no helmsman. He won three consecutive Olympic titles in his category between 1920 and 1924.Paul Vincent Costello...


COUBERTIN Pierre de Fredy, Baron (1863 - 1937) France / IOC
He was the father of the modern Olympics and founder of the games. A firm believer that sport is an essential element for a man's development, and having devoted much thought, and written about his co...


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