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DENVER
The winter games of '76 should have taken place at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Denver. However, for this to happen, a huge infrastructure needed to be built. Local ecologists managed to get th...


DESJARDINS "Pete" Ulise (1907 - 1985) Etats-Unis / Plongeon
This very small diver, born in Canada but holding American citizenship, dominated the diving events at the Amsterdam games of 1928.Having already won silver in Paris in1924 behind fellow American Whit...


DEVERS Gail (1966) United States / Track and field
Gail Devers story owes more to fairy tale than it does to reality. A year before the Barcelona games, suffering form a thyroid gland ailment, she was on the verge of having both of her feet amputated ...


DEVITT John (1937) Australia / Swimming
The result of the final of the 100 m freestyle, in which the Australian took part at the Rome games in 1960, was probably the most uncertain in the history of the games. Firstly, because the reigning ...


DI CENTA Manuela (1961) Italy / Nordic skiing
After a miserable set of results at the Albertville games, this female cross-country skier aimed to put things right in Lillehammer in '94. At the time, she was nursing a broken heart and her performa...


DIAGORAS - Greece
The Greek was the most famous pugilist of the ancient games. Several times Olympic champion, this fighter was reputed to have never shied away from an opponent. The poet Pindar nicknamed him, "the fai...


DIBIASI Klaus (1947) Italy / Diving
When Klaus Dibiasi bade farewell to the Olympic games and the spectators in Montreal in '76, he had just won his third consecutive gold medal since the Mexico games in the high-diving event. With this...


DIDRICKSON Babe (1914 - 1956) United States / Track and field
An athlete in many disciplines, Babe Didrickson sporting career ranks as one of the most atypical that there has ever been.She was first of all Olympic champion in the 80 m hurdles and the javelin eve...


DIERS Innes (1963) Germany / Swimming
This East-German woman swimmer took advantage of the absence of her most threatening western rivals at the Moscow games in 1980 to win five medals, two of which were gold: for the 400 m freestyle and ...


DIETRICK Wilfried (1933) Germany / Wrestling
He was probably the most assiduous wrestler of the Olympic games. Two times finalist in the 100 kg division of the Greco-Roman wrestling event in Melbourne and Rome, this German lost both finals. That...


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