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DILLARD Harisson (1923) United States / Track and field
This extraordinary American Sprinter was as eclectic as he was talented. During his Olympic career he won four gold medals, starting by becoming the hero of the London games in 1948 where he won the 1...


DIMAS Pyrros (1971) Greece / Weightlifting
The Russian Samadov and the Pole Siemion having lifted 370 kg in the clean and jerk at the Barcelona games in '92, Pyrros Dimas, a Greek of Albanian origin, emulated this feat. Due to the fact that he...


DISCUS
The discus, which should be thrown as far as possible from the circular cage in which the competitor stands, weighs from 1 to 2 kg depending on whether it is thrown by women or by men. The competitors...


DISNEY Walt
The cartoon and film producer has built a real empire thanks to his films and feature length cartoons. He also contributed to the Olympic movement by making the "Goofy at the Olympic Games", an animat...


DITJATIN Aleksandr (1957) Russia / Gymnastics
Whilst everyone was expecting Nicolaļ Andrianov to dominate at the Moscow games in 1980, it was his countryman Ditjatin who ran away with the gymnastic events.Admittedly, the absence of the Japanese h...


DITTMER Andreas (1974) Germany / Canoeing
Having already won a gold medal in the C2 1000 canoe class together with fellow countryman Kirbach at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, German canoeist Andreas Dittmer went solo in Sydney, clinching the 1...


DIVING
Diving became an Olympic sport at the Saint Louis games in 1904. At the time only men competed for the two titles given for the springboard and high dive, forms that confirmed the American Greg Lougan...


DOHERTIE Reginald (1872-1910) - Lawrence (1875-1919) Great Britain / Tennis
These two tennis champions were the stars of the 1900 games in Paris. Reginald won the doubles with brother Laurie and also the mixed doubles with Charlotte Cooper, the first woman to become and Olymp...


DOKTOR Martin (1973) Czech Republic / Canoeing
The double Olympic canoeing champion in the 500 and 1000 metres in Atlanta in 1996 didn't get a chance to climb the podium at the Sydney Games. He was forced to bow to his old rival, Germany's Andreas...


DOLAN Tom (1975) United States / Swimming
Despite suffering from chronic asthma and repeated injury, this American swimmer is one of the greatest champions of his generation. Having already become the world champion in the 400 metre freestyle...


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