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LEE Sammy (1920) United States / Diving
For a long time, this Korean-born American diver devoted more time to his medical studies that to his sport.But he did not go unnoticed. He won the high platform in 1948 and 1952 before going full tim...


LEE Willis (1888 - 1945) United States / Shooting
Best marksman with shotgun and rifle at the 1920 games in Antwerp, Lee took eight medals back with him to the States.What is more, six of them were golds. He was the sportsman who won the most medals ...


LEGIEN Wolfgang (1963) Poland / Judo
Two consecutive Olympic judo titles in Seoul and Barcelona are proof enough of enormous talent and a strong force of character suited to top-level competition.That brought him victory in the light mid...


LEMMING Erick (1880 - 1930) Sweden / Track and field
This Swedish athlete found his true vocation in the javelin.At the Paris games in 1900, Lemming proved to be a versatile sportsman by excelling at the pole vault, the high jump and the discus. But he ...


LENGLEN Suzanne (1899-1938) France / Tennis
Born into a well-to-do family, little Suzanne profited from her father's advice to advance swiftly. What's more, her game was very modern for the time. She won the French Open and Wimbledon tournament...


LEONARD Sugar Ray (1956) United States / Boxing
In the eighties, Leonard was considered to be one of the best and most gifted boxers of his generation.He won many world titles in three different categories: lightweight, welterweight and super-welte...


LEONIDAS of RHODES - Greece
The runner from Rhodes brought glory to his island home in the ancient games.He won nine times at three Olympiads between 164 and 152 BC. He did three consecutive "triacteries", which means that he wo...


LESAGE Xavier (1885-1969) France / Equestrian
The best dressage rider at the 1932 Los Angeles games won easily after the Swedish competitor Bertil Sandström was declassified for encouraging his horse.At the same time, Lesage led the French select...


LEWDEN Pierre (1901- 1989) France / Track and field
For financial journalist Pierre Lewden, athletics was little more than a hobby. But Lewden was a phenomenon who could have become an Olympic champion if not for his size.On the small side, he nonethel...


LEWIS Carlton (1961) United States / Track and field
One of the greatest, if not the greatest Olympic champions of all times.From 1984 to 1996, the US sprinter won no less than 9 gold medals for sprinting and long jump, including four at the Los Angeles...


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