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MEANTYRANTA Eero (1937) Finland / Nordic skiing
The finest cross-country skier of his generation.He took home seven medals from the 1960 and 1964 games, including 3 golds. He was the first to beat Swede Jernberg who had dominated the competition un...


MECIR Miroslav (1964) Czech Republic / Tennis
Beating American Tim Mayotte, one of the best servers on the professional circuit, Miroslav Mecir was the first Olympic tennis champion for eighty years, the game having been excluded until the Seoul ...


MEDAL
It is the modern tradition to award the top three sportsmen in an Olympic competition with a medal.Gold for the first, silver for the second and bronze for the third (in boxing and judo, two bronzes a...


MEDIA
Just 11 journalists covered the 1896 games in Athens. Over 15,000 of them will be there to report on the exploits of the athletes at the Sydney games in 2000.These figures highlight the difference bet...


MEDLEY
In a swimming medley of four different strokes the order in which the contestants swim them differs in individual and in team events.In individual events the swimmer starts with the butterfly stroke, ...


MEDVED Aleksandr (1937) Russia / Wrestling
Ten times world champion and top wrestler from 1964 to 1972, Medved's record is amazing.Olympic middleweight champion in Japan, he won the gold in the heavyweight category in Mexico City and in the su...


MELBOURNE - Australia
Melbourne was the first city in the southern hemisphere to host the games. That was in 1956. At the time, that posed quite a few problems, including for the Olympic flame, which had to be taken by pla...


MEMORABILIA
The members of the International Olympic Memorabilia Federation (IOMF) collect Olympics-related objects other than stamps and coins.They collect all sorts of things, from mascots to Olympic torches to...


MENNEA Pietro (1952) Italy / Track and field
An athlete who had an exceptionally long career. He was just 20 when he gained a bronze medal at Munich in 1972.He was 28 when he won his 200 m gold and broke the world record on the track in Moscow i...


MERODE Alexandre (Prince de) (1934 - 2002) Belgium
In the fight against drug taking, the IOC appointed this eminently cultivated man to head the medical committee over thirty years ago. He was vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.Desp...


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