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FADZAEV Arsen (1965) Russia / Wrestling
Already Olympic champion in Seoul in '88, this Russian wrestler retained his title in the 68 kg category with ease, four years later in Barcelona. During this four-year period, he was also five times ...


FAGGIN Leandro (1933 - 1970) Italy / Cycling
This Italian cyclist had his hour of glory in Melbourne in the 1956 games. Having won the kilometre time-trial by beating his closest rival by the margin of two seconds, he went on to win another gold...


FARGIS Joe (1948) United States / Equestrian
A friend and business partner of fellow American rider Conrad Homfeld in their native Virginia, Joe Fargis beat his friend and countryman in the individual event in the Los Angeles games of 1984 to wi...


FENCING
Fencing is a sport linked to combat. Ever since the Greco-Roman era, swords have been used for fighting. Ditto for the Middle Ages, when combatants used big heavy broadswords.Yet, it was not until the...


FENYVESI Csaba (1943) Hungary / Fencing
This 29 year old physician won the individual epee event at the Munich games in '72. She also won two gold medals in the team event, in '68 and '72. ...


FERGUSON Ian (1952) New Zealand / Canoeing
A canoeing legend and four times Olympic champion. He won three of these titles at the same games in Los Angeles in '84, victorious in the C1 individual event and the C2 and C4 team events.He was agai...


FERNANDEZ - OCHOA Francisco (1950) Spain / Alpine skiing
The first skier from Spain and from the Pyrenees to win Olympic gold. He won the men's slalom at the 1972 Sapporo games and won fame in the world cup events by winning several times. ...


FERREIRA DA SILVA Adémar (1927-2001) Brazil / Track and field
This Brazilian triple jump champion became a legend by winning two consecutive Olympic titles at the games in '52 and '56. He won spectacularly the first time, for with each of his jumps, he set a new...


FESTIVAL, RELIGIOUS
While the origin of the games resembled an initiatory rite to give it the air of a religious festival, in order to gain the favour of a god (illustrated by the construction of a temple in Zeus' glory ...


FICHTEL Anja (1968) Germany / Fencing
Double Olympic champion in the foil event in Seoul in '88, this German swordstress won gold in the individual and team events. She again climbed onto the podium for a silver medal in '92.During her ye...


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