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LOBACH Marina (1966) Byelorussia / Gymnastics
Though no-one had heard of her before the 1988 games in Seoul, the Byelorussian gymnast won the rhythmic all-round competition, beating all the favourites, including Dunaska of Bulgaria and Russian st...


LOGVINENKO-DOBRANCHEVA Marina (1961) Russia / Shooting
She was the first woman to win 5 medals for shooting, of which two were gold, at the games. She was the best pistol markswoman in Barcelona in '92 where she won the 10 m air pistol event and the combi...


LONDON - Great Britain
In 1908 and just after the war in 1948, the British capital played host to the summer games.Rome had been chosen to organize the 1908 games, but the Italian capital stepped down. Pierre de Coubertin, ...


LONG DISTANCE
The Ethiopians, Kenyans and more recently Moroccans, have long dominated long distance running. They took over in Olympic events from the Scandinavians, particularly Finns, who had dominated these ev...


LONG JUMP AND TRIPLE JUMP
The principle of these events is straightforward: to jump as far as possible from the take-off bord, in a single stride in the case of the long jump and in three strides in the case of the triple jump...


LONGO Jeannie (1958) France / Cycling
The dream of the world's best woman cyclist of the 80s and 90s was to become Olympic champion. And she had won absolutely everything - except an Olympic title!Often taking the silver, bad luck always ...


LOPES Carlos (1947) Portugal / Track and field
Silver medallist in the 10,000 m at Montreal in 1976, the little Portuguese runner was the star of the marathon at the Los Angeles games in 1984.Already world cross-country champion that year, he gave...


LORENZ Dietmar (1950) Germany / Judo
A mechanic in the East German army and a talented judoka on all the tatamis of Europe, Lorentz came to fame at the 1980 games in Moscow when he beat Frenchman Angelo Parisi in the all-comers event.He ...


LOS ANGELES - United States
Twice an Olympic city - in 1932 and 1984 - Los Angeles is closely associated with the Olympic movement.But in 1932, California was not an easy place to reach. The Europeans, for instance, had to take ...


LOUGANIS Greg (1960) United States / Diving
The greatest diver of all time, winning both the springboard and the high platform in 1984 and 1988.The quadruple Olympic champion, who has also collected many world titles, is a technical virtuoso.At...


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