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MIN GAO (1970), China / Diving
On account of a stiff foot arch, Min Gao (who has been dubbed "the little devil") practices stretching her toes and has to attach her feet to her bed at night to try to straighten them while she sleep...


MINGXIA FU (1979) China / Diving
Since the early 90s, she has been the best woman diver in the world.Olympic champion on the high springboard in 1992 in Barcelona, she successfully defended her title at Atlanta and also took the gold...


MIRROR, PARABOLIC
Used to light the Olympic flame at Olympia.The ceremony takes place every four years, a few months before the games. The ritual is exactly the same as that used for the ancient games.Vestal virgins ta...


MITTERMAIER Rosi (1950) Germany / Alpine skiing
Rosi Mittermaier topped the world skiing bill in 1976, the year of the Innsbruck games at which she won two gold medals for the downhill and the special slalom.She was expected to gain a third gold in...


MIYAKE Yoshinobu (1939) Japan / Weightlifting
A silver medallist in Rome in 1960, the Japanese weightlifter took the gold for the 64 kg category at two consecutive games, in Tokyo and Mexico City. While at the top, he broke his own world record 2...


MOCANU Diana (1984) Romania / Swimming
An unknown before the Sydney Olympics on account of her youth, this petite Romanian left Australia covered in gold. She won the 100 and 200m backstroke, where she outclassed all her opponents, notably...


MOCKRIDGE Russel (1930 - 1958) Australia / Cycling
An amazingly versatile cyclist.A road cyclist at the London games of 1948; he lined up on the track in Helsinki for two Olympic tandem titles with Lionel Cox and the kilometre time trial.He returned t...


MOE Tommy (1972) United States / Alpine skiing
Practically unknown before the Lillehammer games, this young daredevil came to prominence by winning the downhill and taking second place in the Super-G. Since then, the young Alaskan has rarely repea...


MONEY
The Olympic movement's main source of income comes from television broadcasting rights, and from sponsoring contracts with major companies. Ticket sales, coins, stamps and medals, referred to as numis...


MONTGOMERY Jim (1953) United States / Swimming
Montgomery will remain forever in the annals of Olympic swimming for being the first to complete the 100 m freestyle in under 50 seconds.That is how he won the gold at Montreal in 1976, just as his ri...


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