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JERNBERG Sixten (1929) Sweden / Nordic skiing
Along with Bjorn Borg, Jernberg is the Swede who has won the most titles. He is without doubt the greatest cross country skier Sweden has seen.He had already won the famous Vassalopett race, the long...


JEU DE PAUME or REAL TENNIS
Ancestor of the popular lawn tennis, this sport is usually played indoors. It was an Olympic sport only at the 1908 games in London.The game is played generally with one or two opponents, face to fa...


JOHANSSON Ingemar (1932), Sweden / Boxing
This Swedish boxer created a precedent at the Helsinki games in 1952 when he was refused the medal he had won in the heavyweight category. Because he had not fought with all the determination one wou...


JOHANSSON Ivar (1903-1979), Sweden / Wrestling
This Swedish wrestler won three Olympic medals at the Los Angeles games in 1932 in the freestyle and Graeco-Roman categories. In order to win the light-middleweight category of the Greco-Roman wrestli...


JOHNSON Ben (1961), Canada / Track and field
When this Canadian athlete became Olympic champion and World record holder over 100 metres in the Olympic stadium at the 1988 Seoul games, everyone cheered his extraordinary exploit. Forty-eight hour...


JOHNSON Bill (1960), United States / Alpine skiing
A minor delinquent in his own country, Bill Johnson was the man of a single event: the downhill at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984. This race was the chance of his life, the one that would put h...


JOHNSON Dave (1963), United States / Track and field
This American athlete is probably one of the most famous bronze medallists of the Olympics. He was favourite for the Decathlon at the Barcelona games in 1992 after his compatriot, Dan O'Brien, the Wo...


JOHNSON Magic Earvin (1959), United States / Basket-ball
Hero of North American basketball and the NBA champion, Magic Johnson was with Jordan, Barkely, Bird and Pipen, the great attraction of the Barcelona games in 1992. The team easily won the basketball...


JOHNSON Michael Duane (1967), United States / Track and Field
This son of a truck driver is a sprint locomotive. He was also one of the heroes of the Atlanta games where he won the 400 m sprint before winning the 200 m a few days later. He was nicknamed ET. ...


JOHNSON Rafer (1934), United States / Track and field
Beaten by a whisker in the Decathlon at the Melbourne games in 1956, this American athlete won in Rome four years later against the Taiwanese Yang. Yang was the stronger in winning 7 events out of 10...


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