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INDIA
India is only really good at one Olympic event, field hockey, but its domination of this sport is impressive. Nine titles in all, and seven consecutive from 1924 to 1956. Before its first Olympic de...


INDURAIN Miguel (1964), Spain / Cycling
Nicknamed the Spanish Grandee because of the way he sits up on his bicycle, Miguel Indurain has won every race, except a World road championship. He was winner of the Tour de France five times from 1...


INNSBRUCK, Austria
This charming town in the Austrian Tyrol was privileged to hold two Winter Olympics, in 1964 and 1976. In 1964 the organizers feared that the games would be cancelled for lack of snow. It had to be ...


INOUE Kosei (1978) Japan / Judo
Having already become the world champion in the under-100kg category at the age of 21, Japanese judoka Kosei Inoue has shown since 1999 that he will one day be a great champion in the sport. Inoue dis...


INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE / IOC
Established in Paris on June 23rd 1894, on Pierre de Coubertin's initiative, the I.O.C. is the Olympic movement's governing body. Their authority is independent of any government interference, and hea...


INTERNET, THE
Created in the Fifties and Sixties by the US Defense Department under the name "Arpanet", the Internet is now a wonderful communication tool with hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Today ...


IPHITOS
King Elides was the creator of the Ancient Olympian games. His intention was to check the plague epidemic sweeping his kingdom and do away with the wars. He also believed he could calm the anger of ...


ISO-HOLLO Volmari (1907-1969), Finland / Track and field
This Finnish athlete competed in the 10.000 metres and 3000 metre steeplechase which were two disciplines which did not complement each other. He was twice Olympic champion in the steeplechase in 193...


ISSORAT Claude (1968) France / Track and field
The Frenchman, Claude Issorat was to win the 400 m race in the rain and to a welter of applause from the spectators. During the Atlanta games in 1996, a 400 metre race for wheelchairs was run as a ...


ITALY
Like many other Latin countries, Italy has produced some exceptional champions, rather than exceptional overall results, with two exceptions: the gymnasts, who have dominated the sport since the begin...


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