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KELETI Agnes (1921) Hungary / Gymnastics
As the 1956 Melbourne games opened, the young Hungarian gymnast heard the news of her mother's death in street rioting in Budapest. Despite that blow, she went on to win three gold medals on the beam,...


KELLER Andreas (1955) Germany / Field hockey
This Germany field hockey player has one of the best collections of prizes of anyone in his sport. He was twice world champion with the West German team and won Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992 again...


KELLY Jack (1890-1960) United States / Rowing
This rowing champion came to stardom in Antwerp in 1920 with medals in the skiff and the double scull, together with fellow American, Costello.He took his revenge on the British who had excluded him f...


KENDALL Bruce (1964) Barbara (1967) New Zealand / Yachting
A regatta racer since his childhood, it was on a windsurf board that the New Zealander was to attain Olympic victory. He won on the waters of Seoul in 1988 four years after coming third when windsurfi...


KENTERIS Konstantinos (1973) Greece / Track and field
Having come to athletics via the 400m and frequently being injured, this Greek athlete hadn't won a single international competition before his triumph in the 200 metres in Sydney. Having become a spr...


KHORKINA Svetlana (1979) Russia / Gymnastics
Having become famous for her magnificent figure, which she displayed in the Russian edition of a major girlie magazine, the gymnast proved herself at the Atlanta Games in 1996, where she won the asymm...


KHRISTOV Ivailo (1960) Bulgaria / Boxing
The featherweight boxer, bronze medallist in Moscow, finally won the gold medal in the lightweight category in Seoul in 1988. Born in Turkey and persecuted for it in his adoptive country, Bulgaria, he...


KIEL - Germany
It was in the city on the shores of the Baltic that the sailing competitions took place in 1972 for the Munich Games.The water was a long way from the Olympic Stadium in Bavaria - over 700 km, in fact...


KIELY Thomas (1869-1951) Ireland / Track and Field
At the St Louis Games in 1904, the decathlon as such did not yet exist (it was introduced in Stockholm in 1912). However, there were ten different competitions. And these were won by Kiely, an Irishma...


KILLANIN Michael Morris (1914 - 1999) Ireland / IOC
Lord Killanin was the sixth president of the IOC.A former journalist, producer and company director, he chaired the Irish national committee until he was appointed president of the worldwide Olympic m...


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