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LI NING (1963) China / Gymnastics
By winning six medals, three of them gold, at the Los Angeles Games in 1984, Chinese gymnast Li Ning showed his fellow countrymen what they could achieve. Even so, he was unable to win the overall com...


LI XIAOSHUANG (1974) China / Gymnastics
Even though the shadow of Vitaly Scherbo hung over the all-round competition in the gymnastics discipline for the Atlanta games in '96, thanks to his six gold medals won at the previous games, it was ...



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LIDDELL Eric (1902 - 1945) Scotland / Track and Field
Gold medallist in the 400 m at the 1924 Paris games, Scotsman Eric Liddell was a true hero, whose story is told in the movie masterpiece, "Chariots of Fire".With a liking for the short sprint, he also...


LIGHT, HIT
The electronic scoring system has become the fairest way to referee fencing competitions. The light comes on when one of the protagonists scores a hit on his adversary. The electronic scoring system w...


LIGHTBODY James (1882-1953) United States / Track and Field
At 18, Lightbody was a young American sprinter who competed unsuccessfully in the Paris games. Four years later, he decided to tackle longer distances at the 1904 games in St Louis. And he was right t...


LILLEHAMMER - Norway
In memory of the victims of Sarajevo, where the games were held ten years earlier, the sportsmen attending the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer observed a minute's silence at the opening ceremony. That ...


LILLIEHOOK Gustaf (1884 - 1974) Sweden / Modern Pentathlon
The modern pentathlon was introduced at the 1912 games in Stockholm. And it might have been invented especially for Gustaf Lilliehook, who was its very first Olympic champion.He beat all his fellow Sw...


LILLOE-OLSEN Ole Andreas (1883 - 1940) Norway / Shooting
This Norwegian shooter managed to win gold five times during the events at the games in Antwerp in 1920 and Paris in 1924. He won a gold medal in the shooting a running wild boar event with one or two...


LINSENHOFF- SCHINDLING Liselott (1927) Germany / Equestrian
This German horsewoman has one of the finest records in dressage. First selected for the Tokyo Games in 1964, she won two silver medals and a bronze, either individually or in her team.But it was in M...


LIPA - OLENIUC Elisabeta (1964) Romania / Rowing
This Romanian rower had an exceptional Olympic career which began at the Los Angeles Games in 1984 and ended on Penrith Lakes in Sydney. During that time she picked up 8 Olympic medals, four of them g...


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