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GARMISH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany
This Bavarian ski resort will go down in posterity under its nickname Ga-Pa. It was here that the 1936 Winter Olympics were organised by Nazi Germany, a prelude to those in Berlin a few months later....


GARRRETT Robert (1875-1961), United States / Track and field
This solid American from Baltimore was the first Olympic shot putt champion in 1896. A few days later, noticing that the discus thrown by the Greek team was lighter than his, he decided to take part ...


GAUDIN Louis (1886 - 1934), France / Fencing
This French fencing champion spent many years perfecting his craft before he won an Olympic medal in the foil and epee despite an evident superiority from a very young age.Although he won team gold me...


GAUDINI Guilio (1904 - 1948), Italy / Fencing
Three gold medals crowned the career of this Italian fencer which began with a team victory at the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928. During the 1932 Los Angeles games, he took part in the foil and sabre ev...


GEBRESSELASSIE Haile (1973), Ethiopia / Track and field
World Champion in 93, 95 and 97 for 10.000 m, Vice Champion in 93 of the 5000 m, this Ethiopian is one of the greatest long distance of the 1990's. In Atlanta he won the gold medal for 10.000 m, but ...


GEESINK Anton (1934), Netherlands / Judo
When judo became an Olympic sport for men at the 1964 Tokyo summer Olympics ,everyone expected the Japanese to walk away with the medal. However a Dutch colossus, Anton Geesink outdid them. He had a...


GEREVICH Aladar (1910 - 1991), Hungary / Fencing
In spite of his seven gold medals, this Hungarian fencer has did not leave a permanent mark on the Olympic record books other than the fact that he won medals at every Olympics between 1932 and 1960. ...


GERMANY
Whereas Germany is today a nation reunified which remains among the five top sporting squads in the world, before the fall of the Berlin Wall it was a divided country where winning was a weapon in the...


GERMESHAUSEN Bernhard (1951), Germany / Bobsled
He is one of the great bobsledders of the 1970's. He won three Olympic medals in the two-member team before going on to win twice with the East-German four-member bobsled at Innsbruck in 1976. He wo...


GESTRING Marjorie (1922 - 1992), United States / Diving
This Californian diver was one of the youngest Olympic champions ever in any discipline. She won the springboard event at the Berlin games in 1936 when she was 13 years 9 months. She then ended her s...


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