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GAIARDONI Dante (1939), Italy / Cycling
This high speed track cycling specialist won two medals at the Rome Olympics in 1960, one for the match sprint and one for the kilometre time trial. He also became World Champion in this field three y...


GAINES Rowdy Ambiose (1959), United States / Swimming
This 100-meter freestyle Olympic champion swimmer, and head of the American relay team, also won the individual title and the 4 x 100 metres team relay at the Los Angles games in 1984. During this pe...


GALEN, Greece
Galen could be called the world's first doctor in sports medicine, although his methods were more akin to those of a quack than a real doctor. He was in charge of a number of athletes at the games in ...


GALFIONE Jean (1971), France / Track and field
The regular progression of the French pole vaulter Jean Galfione was rewarded at the Atlanta games in 1996. When Bubka, the best vaulter at the time failed to quality, he cleared 5.92 m and has not ...


GAMES, ANCIENT OLYMPIAN
When Pierre de Coubertin decided to revive the Olympic games in 1896 his intention was to revive the spirit of the Ancient games. Olympia was not the only city to hold this type of game. Each of the...


GAMES, CANCELLED OLYMPIC
The Olympics had to be cancelled five times, each time because of World War. The first time was in 1916 when the games were due to be held in Berlin. But the Germans, who had started hostilities dec...


GAMES, INTERMEDIATE OLYMPIC
After the success of the 1896 Olympics, the Greeks wanted to continue holding the games in Athens. But IOC Chairman, Pierre de Coubertin supported the organization of the games in a different city ev...


GAMES, MODERN OLYMPIC
The first games in the modern era were organized in Athens in 1896 and were thenceforth held every four years. There were one or two exceptions. They were not held in 1916 because of the First World...


GAMES, NORTHERN
The Northern games were founded by the Swedish Colonel Viktor Gustav Balk, a friend of Pierre de Coubertin, to enable skaters, cross country skiers and ice hockey players to play each other every four...


GAMMOUDI Mohammed (1938), Tunisia / Track and field
This Tunisian athlete was one of the best runners of his generation. He was Olympic champion in the 5000 metres in 1968 and won three silver and bronze medals at the 1964 and 1972 games in long dist...


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