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MACHINE, COUNTING
This was invented for the Atlanta games to make boxing matches fairer.Four judges, one at each corner of the ring, operate the machine by pressing a button each time a decisive punch is given. So that...


MADISON Helene (1913 - 1970) United States / Swimming
Swimmer Madison spearheaded the team that took all the medals - bar one - at the 1932 games in Los Angeles. She herself won 3 gold medals in the 100 and 400 m freestyle and relay, establishing three w...


MAGNESIA
This is the white powder that weightlifters rub on their hands to stop them slipping or dropping their weights.This excellent non-slip material is extracted from rock that was first mined near the anc...


MAGYAR Zoltan (1953) Hungary / Gymnastics
A worthy successor of Itsvan Pelle, the man who took Hungarian gymnastics to its highest level in the thirties, Zoltan Magyar was two times Olympic champion on the pommel horse at the 1976 games in Mo...


MAHRE Phil and Steve (1957) United States / Alpine skiing
These twin brothers were the first Americans to join the greats of world skiing.After three World Cup victories, Phil took the gold in the special slalom in Sarajevo. Brother Steve, a giant slalom spe...


MAIER Herman (1972) Austria / Alpine skiing
The best skier of his generation, who, since the mid-nineties has dominated the World Cup, the world championships and won at Nagano in 1998.In Japan he crashed in the downhill, his favourite competit...


MALIVOIRE Bernard (1938) France / Rowing
Bernard Malivoire was only 14 years old when, with Raymond Salles and Gaston Mercier, he won the coxed pairs competition at the Helsinki games in 1952. He was the cox because he weighed less than 50 k...


MALLIN "Harry" Henry (1892 - 1969) Great Britain / Boxing
This English boxer was twice Olympic champion in the middleweight category in 1920 in Antwerp and four years later in Paris. Whilst his first victory was not contested, his second success in Paris was...


MANGIOROTTI Eduardo (1919) Dario (1916) Italy / Fencing
13 medals, including 6 golds, crowned the long Olympic career of this Italian fencer. But most of his titles were won in teams. His only individual medal was won in 1952 at Helsinki beating his brothe...


MANKIN Valentyn (1933) Russia / Yachting
This Russian is one of the greatest Olympic sailors and won four medals during his career, three of which were gold, in three different categories of boat. First of all, he won the individual Finn eve...


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