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DAVIDOVA Ylena (1961) Russia / Gymnastics
This great gymnast of the Soviet era was the first to surpass Nadia Comaneci in the all-round competition at the Moscow games in 1980, where she took advantage of the absence to the injured world cham...


DAVIS Glen (1934) United States / Track and field
An eclectic athlete, this American student didn't really know what sport to choose when he enrolled at Ohio State University. He was inclined to favour football until he met Jesse Owens' former coach,...


DAVIS John (1921-1984) United States / Weightlifting
This American weightlifter had dominated the discipline for 10 years before winning his first Olympic title in the super-heavyweight division. He was again the Olympic champion four years later. Duri...


DE BRUIJN Inge (1975) Holland / Swimming
This Dutch swimmer was one of the queens of the Sydney 2000 Games. She won her country three Olympic gold medals, as did fellow countrymen Peter van den Hoogenbrand in the men's swimming competition a...


DE LA HOYA Oscar (1973) United States / Boxing
This American, fighting in the lightweight category, became one of the greatest boxers of his generation, successfully defending his world title on several occasions. Only just 19 years old, like a kn...


DE VINCENZI Jean Pierre ( 1960) France / Basket-ball
The coach of the French basketball team that reached the final at the Sydney 2000 Olympics had to wait a long time before he could produce a silver medal-winning generation of players. In the final, ...


DEATHS
It is rare that an athlete dies in the stadium during Olympic competition, yet two examples spring to mind: firstly, Portugal's Lazaro who died of exhaustion during the marathon at the Stockholm games...


DECATHLON and HEPTATHLON
The decathlon (10 events) is for men whereas the heptathlon (7 events) is for women. It is the most complete discipline in athletics and most certainly the one that requires the most strength, stamina...


DECOTTIGNIES Edmond (1893-1963) France / Weightlifting
Hailing from the North of France, Decottignies was one of the leading lights in French weight lifting. He won the gold medal in the 70 kg category in the 1924 Paris games. ...


DEGLANE Henri (1902-1975) France / Wrestling
Popular with the Parisians during the 1924 games, the French wrestler Henri Deglane laid down the law to Finland's Rosenqist in the final for the 100 kg division. When the latter was declared to have ...


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