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KOCSIS Sandor (1929-1979) Hungary / Football
A magician with his head, Hungarian footballer Sandor Kocsis led his team to the Olympic title in 1952, along with his team-mate Ferenc Puskas.In five years, the Hungarian team was defeated only once....


KOEHLER Thomas (1940) Germany / Luge
Along with Georg Hackl, who took over from him a few years later, Koehler is a world giant in the luge.Several times world champion in the 60s, either alone or in a two-man team, Koehler won two Olym...


KOLEHMAINEN Hannes (1889-1966) Finland / Track and field
The first in a very long line of Finnish cross-country runners, before Nurmi in the 20s and Viren in the 70s.Kolehmainen won the 5000 and 10,000 m and cross-country at Stockholm in 1912. He went on to...


KOLSHINSKI Aleksandr (1955) Ukraine / Wrestling
Facing the world champion, the Bulgarian Tomov, Soviet wrestler Kolshinski was not sure of victory in the super-heavyweight final in Montreal in 1976. But the Greco-Roman wrestler managed to make the ...


KONDYLIS Kostantin - Greece
Kondylis was a young Greek runner who never made it to the heights of Olympic glory. Nevertheless, he was chosen to be the first bearer of the Olympic flame from Olympia before the Berlin games in 193...


KONG Linglui (1975) China / Table tennis
Kong Linglui was already considered the world's best doubles table tennis player together with fellow countryman Liu Guolang (who won two medals in Atlanta in 1996) when he became the Olympic champion...


KONNO Ford (1933) United States / Swimming
This American swimmer was the only person to win two golds at the Helsinki games in 1952. Beaten by Frenchman Jean Boiteux in the '00 m, he took the 1500 m and excelled in the 4x200 m relay. Still at ...


KONO Thomas (1930) United States / Weightlifting
Crowned "Mr Universe", the man with the best muscles in the world, this Polish-American was also twice Olympic weightlifting champion.He won his first title in the lightweight category in Helsinki in ...


KONRADS Yvan/Jon (1942) Ilsa (1944) Australia / Swimming
Jon Konrads' parents left Lithuania when the future champion was only two years old. They wanted to go to America, but Australia was to become their new home.At age 9, little Yvan - nicknamed Jon by h...


KORBUT Olga (1955) Russia / Gymnastics
Olga Korbut was the very first child gymnast to attract attention at the Olympic games. She won two gold medals on the beam and on the floor in Munich, but failed in the all-round competition. At the ...


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