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MOSES Edwin (1955) United States / Track and Field
When Moses won the 400 m at Montreal, some said it was only because Uganda's John Akii-bua had withdrawn. The Africans were boycotting the Canadian games.But Edwin Moses was unbeatable and chalked up ...


MOTA Rosa (1958) Portugal / Track and Field
Reigning European and Olympic champion at Seoul, bronze medallist at the previous games in Los Angeles, the little Portuguese simply ate up the kilometres of asphalt with, apparently, no ill effects."...


MOTTO
The Olympic motto, "Citius, altius, fortiusť was suggested to Pierre de Coubertin by a friend who was a teacher, Abbot Didon. It means "Faster, higher, stronger". Apparently, one of the men responsib...


MOUNTAIN BIKING
This outdoor sport has grown enormously in popularity in the last few years, because it makes it possible to go almost anywhere on a bicycle. Mountain bikes are what started the revival of sales of al...


MOUSSAMBANI Eric - Equatorial Guinea / Swimming
Eric Moussambani did not have the sporting qualities to feature in the pantheon of the Olympic movement. This swimmer had never swum more than 50 metres in succession before going to the Sydney Olympi...


MOVEMENT, OLYMPIC
The Olympic movement serves to provide young people with the means to combine sport and culture.It includes the international sports federations, the national Olympic committees, the Olympic Games Org...


MUNICH - Germany
For the first time since the highly controversial 1936 games in Berlin, Germany was chosen to host the 1972 Olympics.But once again, the result was dramatic. Relations between Israel and her Arab neig...


MUSEUM, OLYMPIC- Switzerland
On the shores of Lake Geneva, not far from the IOC in Lausanne stands the Olympic Museum. Once located in a former casino, it houses the personal collections of Pierre de Coubertin and his successors ...


MUSKETEERS - France / Tennis
Henri Cochet, René Lacoste, Jacques Brugnon and Jean Borotra were nicknamed the Musketeers of French tennis after their Davis Cup victory in 1927, a trophy they retained for six years running.Three ye...


MUTLU Halil (1973) Turkey / Weightlifting
It is no insult to this small Turkish weightlifter to point out that his sporting path is identical to that of his role model, Naim Suleymanoglu. Mutlu was also born in Bulgaria, and his name had als...


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