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LOUYS Spiridon (1873 - 1940) Greece / Track and field
Lots of running clubs today bear the name "Spiridon" in honour of the Olympic title won by Louys in the first marathon of the modern era, run in Athens in 1896.The title made him a hero in Greece, a c...


LOVELOCK John (1910 - 1949) New Zealand / Track and Field
Olympic 1500 m champion at the Berlin games in 1936, this New Zealand runner also broke the world record by one second. ...


LOWE Douglas (1902-1981) Great Britain / Track and Field
Lowe is one of the few double Olympic champions in the 800 m, winning in 1924 and 1928.But he was not bothered in the least about breaking records: his technique was simply to stick close behind the l...


LUGE
It may look just like fun, but this discipline became a full part of the Olympic programme at the 1964 winter games in Innsbruck.You need to be in tip-top physical condition to take the 10 bends of th...


LUI GUOLIANG (1976) China / Table tennis
Table tennis-player Lui Guoiang travelled to Sydney to defend the two Olympic titles he had won in Atlanta in 1996. He only succeeded in retaining one, the doubles, together with fellow countryman Kon...


LUNDE Peder (1942) Eugen (1887 - 1963) Norway / Yachting
This young Norwegian skipper won the Flying Dutchman class at the 1960 games in Rome.It runs in the family. His mother and father had won the silver medal eight years earlier at Helsinki in the 5.50 m...


LUYS Mireya (1967) Cuba / Volley-ball
Mireya Luys is one of the world's most successful volleyball players. She was the Olympic champion in Barcelona and Atlanta and world champion in 1994 and 1998 All she needed was one more Olympic titl...


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