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GRENOBLE, France
In competition with the Canadian city of Calgary for the Tenth Winter Olympics, this French city finally won the 1968 games with only three votes to spare.The French State spent a lot of money to show...


GRIFFITH-JOYNER Florence (1959-1998), United States / Track and Field
There was a lot of controversy after her victories in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 m at the Seoul games in 1988. She runs faster than a man, the scandalmongers said. It has to be said that the Canadian,...


GRIMALDI Prince Albert, Monaco / Bobsled
The little Principality, an enclave in French territory, had never been able to get a team worthy of the name together for the games. And yet many international sportsmen and women profit from this t...


GRISCHINE Evgueni (1931), Russia / Speed skating
This very great Russian speed skater won four gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 games. He won twice running in the 500 metres and 1500 metres in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy in 1956 and four years later i...


GROETTUMSBRAATEN Johan (1899-1983), Norway / Nordic skiing
This Norwegian champion was one of the greatest cross-country and Nordic combined skiers in the early 1930's. He was almost unbeatable. He was six times World Champion in these events and three time...


GROSPIRON Edgar (1969),France / Freestyle skiing
In the heavy snow on the ski-jump in Tignes in 1992 you could only see two huge eyes drawn on his knee pads. Later on you saw the shining face of the French skier Edgar Grospiron. He had just beaten...


GROSS Michael (1964), Germany / Swimming
The poet would have us believe that the albatross cannot walk because of its huge wings. They did not prevent Michael Gross from swimming. Albatross was the nickname given to this German swimmer whos...


GUILLEMOT Joseph (1899 - 1975), France / Track and field
Joseph Guillemot was a French athlete who won the 5000 m in Antwerp in 1920. It was an exploit, all the more so since he beat the great Finn champion of the moment, Paavo Nurmi. Two days later, in t...


GUNN Richard (1871 - 1961), Great Britain / Boxing
This boxer was so strong and impressive that he only lost a single fight in a career spanning 15 years at the end of the last century. He was so good that the authorities at the time asked him to giv...


GUSHIKEN Koji (1956), Japan / Gymnastics
In the absence of the Russian World champion, Bilozertchev, victim of his country's boycott, this Japanese gymnast won the overall competition and a medal on rings at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984....


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