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JONES Benjamin (born in 1882), Great Britain / Cycling
This British cyclist was the great winner of the 1908 games in London. He won the 5000 m indoor sprint and the team pursuit. He completed his winnings with a silver medal in the 20 km event. ...


JONES Marion (1975) United States / Track and field
On the eve of the Sydney Games Marion Jones announced she would be attempting to win five gold medals and thus become the greatest athlete of all times. Having become the world champion in the 100, 20...


JONQUERES D'ORIOLA Pierre (1920), France / Equestrian
This Catalan rider is still the greatest French equestrian to date. He won two medals in Helsinki in 1952 and Tokyo in 1964. To this should be added a World title won in 1966. Pierre Jonquères d'Ori...


JORDAN Michael (1963), United States / Basket-ball
Before becoming the most famous basket ball player in the world, and the highest paid sportsman for a time, Michael Jordan headed the American team which won the Olympic title at the 1984 Los Angeles ...


JOSEPHSON Sarah and Karen (1968), United States / Synchronised Swimming
Beaten by a few hundredths of a point at the 1988 Seoul games, the two American twins ended up winning at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 in the duet synchronized swimming event. They won over the Can...


JOUSSEAUME André (1894-1960), France / Equestrian
It was the exemplary conduct of André Jousseaume at Verdun in 1916 that enabled him to attend the Saumur riding academy after the war and become a brilliant dressage rider. Olympic team champion in 1...


JOYNER-KERSEE Jackie (1962), United States / Track and field
The only athlete to win more than 7000 points at the Seoul games in 1988, this American heptathlon athlete is no doubt the best of her generation. She also won a second gold medal. She was again in ...


JUANTORENA Alberto (1951), Cuba / Track and field
This Cuban athlete carried out an exploit at the Montreal games in 1976 when he won the 800 m middle distance and 400 m sprint, breaking the World record. What's more, he ran the 800 metres like the ...


JUDGE
All sports have very precise rules. The job of the referees and judges is to see that they are applied. However, some decisions can be open to dispute. This was the case at the Los Angeles games i...


JUDO
Judo means 'gentle way' in Japanese, and was developed by Kano Jigoro at the end of the 19th century, who adapted it from the martial arts form of jujitsu, an ancient technique. It became part of th...


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