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HOCKEY, FIELD
As with many sports, field hockey goes back to practices in the Middle Ages. It was called crosses or jeu du mail during the Renaissance period, and was played with two teams in each camp. In the se...


HOCKEY, ICE
This spectacular and dynamic sport is thought to have been invented by the Canadians in the Halifax region. Originally, there was another similar sport in existence called Bandy, also played on ice, ...


HOFFMANN MOBERG Anette (1971) Denmark / Team handball
After becoming world champion in 1997, this Danish handball player won her second Olympic title in Sydney, where she was named best player of the tournament.Having already been crowned in Atlanta, Ane...


HOGSHEAD Nancy (1962), United States / Swimming
This American swimmer dreamt of equaling the record of the best swimmers in Olympic history by carrying off four gold medals. During the 1984 games in Los Angeles she had to be content with only thre...


HOLMANN Knut (1972) Norway / Canoeing
Having already become Olympic K1 kayak champion over 1000 metres and runner-up in the 500m in Atlanta in 1996, the Norwegian stepped up his performance in Sydney, where he won both the kayak 500 and 1...


HOPPE Wolfgang (1958), Germany / Bobsled
A living legend in bobsledding, Hoppe took no less than seven World titles in the mid 1980's. At the Sarajevo games in 1984 he became Olympic champion twice in both the two and four man bobsled event...


HORINE Georges (1890 - 1948), France / Track and field
This French high jumper was never able to do better than a bronze medal at the Olympic games. However, he was the inventor of the Californian Roll which enabled him to be the first to jump over the 2...


HORSE-RIDING
If the horse is, as it is said, man's best friend, it is difficult to know exactly when the first events when man took to the saddle where held. It would seem it was the jousting tournaments of the mi...


HOSTIN Louis (1908), France / Weightlifting
With Charles Rigoulot, Hostin is the best French weight lifter. He just missed the gold medal at the Amsterdam games and had the courtesy to congratulate the Egyptian Nosseir who had just beaten him....


HOUSER Clarence (1901 - 1994), United States / Track and field
To become Olympic champion discus thrower at the 1924 Paris Olympics, this American athlete invented a technique which enabled him to gain speed using a circular movement. A technique close to that u...


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