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HAMMER
Attracting few adepts, this discipline is based on an old Irish tradition. In the 19th century, the Irish used to throw cart axles.It has always been a strongman's sport.These days, the thrower takes ...


HANDBALL
According to historical documents, handball was invented in Germany at the end of the 19th century where it was called Tor Ball. It was played with 11 players in each team because it was played by fo...


HANGGI Hermann (1894 - 1978), Switzerland / Gymnastics
Switzerland has always produced great gymnasts, the first of whom was Herman Hanggi who won two gold medals at the 1928 Amsterdam games, for the overall team competition and for the vault. He missed...


HARRISON Audley (1972) Great Britain / Boxing
Despite an injury to his left hand, this large British boxer won the Olympic super-heavyweight final at the Sydney Games in 2000.Harrison, who's nickname is "the H-bomb", brought his opponent crashing...


HARY Armin (1937), Germany / Track and Field
This white sprinter had a special physiological ability that enabled him to hear the starter's gun before anyone else. This advantage meant that he could start a few hundredths of a second before his...


HASEK Dominik (1968), Czech Republic / Ice hockey
Goalkeeper for the Czech ice hockey team which won the Olympic tournament in Nagano, Hasek is also the best goalkeeper of his generation. Elected best player in 1998 by the NHL, the North American ho...


HASWELLE Wyndham, Great Britain / Track and field
This British runner did not have any difficulty in winning the 400 metre Olympic title in 1908 in London: he was the only one in the race. The previous day several of his American opponents had delib...


HATTESTAD Trine (1966) Norway / Track and field
This world champion and world javelin record-holder waited until the end of the Sydney Games to announce her retirement from competition. It should be pointed out that she had had an exceptional seaso...


HAUG Thorleif (1894-1934), Norway / Nordic skiing
Hero of the Chamonix games in 1924, this Norwegian cross country skier won both the 18 and 50 km events. A few days later he won the Nordic combined, an event which combines cross country with ski ju...


HAYES Robert (1942 - 2002) United States / Track and field
Nicknamed the duck because of the strange way he ran like a duck, Bob Hayes was the first sprinter at the games to run 100 metres in 10 seconds. That was in Tokyo in 1964. Unfortunately for him, the...


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