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FOREMAN Georges (1948) United States / Boxing
Heavyweight Olympic champion in '68, Georges Foreman grabbed fame by brandishing the American flag at arms length in order to distance himself from the "Black Power" movement. He went on to become a p...


FORTY-NINER (49er)
This boat introduced into the competition at the Sydney Games is an ultra-rapid, 15m_ sailing dinghy with a long mast and large sail. It is derived from a squat Australian boat called an 18-footer whi...


FOSBURY Dick (1947) United States / Track and field
The planet was stunned by this high-jumper when they saw, at the Mexico games in '68, his strange jumping style, a style which enabled him to become Olympic champion, jumping the height of 2,24 m.For ...


FRANCE
With a total of just a little more than 150 gold medals won at the games, France is amongst the leading pack of the best Olympic nations.The most successful discipline for the French has been fencing,...


FRASER Dawn (1937) Australia / Swimming
Dawn Fraser ended her swimming career in '64 after having committed a mistake. She was suspended for ten years from all competition for having tried to steal the Olympic flag that was fluttering over ...


FRAZIER Joe (1944) United States / Boxing
This American boxer was, at the end of the seventies, the only man to tame the monster of the heavyweight category: Cassius Clay alias Mohammed Ali.Georges Frazier started his career with an Olympic t...


FRECHETTE Sylvie (1967) Canada / Synchronised Swimming
Due to a points display error by one of the judges, this Canadian would never have won a gold medal. But, she lodged a complaint, fought for her cause before the IOC commissions and ended up winning h...


FREDERICKS Frankie (1967) Namibia / Track and field
He is the best African sprinter of all time and the athlete who makes a collection of failures and silver medals at the major international competitions.Each time, Frankie Fredericks has just lacked a...


FREDERICKSSON Gerd (1919) Sweden / Canoeing
Almost unknown to the general public, Fredericksson was one of the great Olympic champions of the century.He won six gold medals between 1948 and 1960. The problem was that the Swede won in a discipli...


FREEMAN Cathy (1974) Australia / Track and field
Everyone expected to see Cathy Freeman wrapped in the Aborigine flag after winning the 400 metres, we will remember the image of a beautiful young woman in her white costume after having lit the Olymp...


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