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HERIOT Virginie, France / Yachting
Heir to the Grands magasins du Louvre in Paris, Virginie Heriot spent her fortune having boats built for her. She led the French team who won at the Amsterdam games in 1928 on the Zuiderzee winning 3...


HESSLICH Lutz (1959) Germany / Cycling
He was the best cyclist in the world at the sprint event n the eighties, and won two Olympic sprint titles in Moscow in 1980 and eight years later at the games in Seoul. He would have surely won anoth...


HEYNS Penelope (1974) South Africa / Swimming
This swimmer was the first South African Olympic champion ever in any sport. She won the 100 m and 200m freestyle at the Atlanta games in 1996, opening the way for her compatriots. A few days later,...


HICKCOX Charles (1947), United States / Swimming
Revealed at the Mexico games in 1968, this American swimmer won three gold medals. He won two individual medals in the 200 and 400 m freestyle and another for the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. He contri...


HICKS Thomas (1875 - ) Great Britain / United States / Track and field
Olympic history recalls that this British-born American won the marathon at the Saint Louis Games of 1904. Today Hicks is considered the first doped Olympic champion. A cocktail of cognac and two stry...


HIGH JUMP
The high jump, which has been an Olympic sport ever since the first of the modern games, is a straightforward requirement: to jump over a round section cross bar without knocking it down. Since it wa...


HILL Albert (1899-1969), Great Britain / Track and field
When he won the 800 and 1500 m at the Antwerp games in 1920 Albert Hill was 31. The First World War, which he had taken part in, had just ended, and so he had not been able to blossom as a world cla...


HILLMAN Harry (1881-1945),United States / Track and field
This American athlete dominated the sprint events at the St Louis games in 1904. He won the 400 metres and went on to win the 200 and 400 metre hurdle events. To the three gold medals won on his hom...


HINES Jim (1946), United States / Track and field
Jim Hines was the first sprinter to achieve under 10 seconds at an American meet (9.95 sec). He held this World record for 15 years. Olympic champion in the 100 metres at the Mexico games, he won ...


HIPPODROMOS
A racecourse for horses and chariots in Olympia in the days of the Ancient Olympic games. It was located alongside the stadium and women were allowed to watch, and even participate in, events, contra...


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