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NABER John (1956) United States / Swimming
The American backstroke swimmer is said to backed by God. What he certainly is a hard worker, who beat the world champion Roland Matthes in the Montreal pool over 100 and 200 m. Two gold medals and a ...


NADI Neto (1894-1940) Italy / Fencing
Although the value of the first gold medal won by this Italian in the foil contest in Stockholm in 1912 is debatable, because the French withdrew following a dispute over a point of rule, his performa...


NADIG Marie Thérèse (1954) Switzerland / Alpine skiing
Two feats make this switzerlander one of the best skiers of her generation. She twice defeated the world's best female skier, Anne-Marie Moser-Proel in the Sapporo games in 1972. She did this in the d...


NAGANO - Japan
Following the 1972 Sapporo games Japan again hosted the winter games at Nagano in 1998.This town of some 400,000 inhabitants at the heart of the Japanese Alps on the island of Honshu is one of the fav...


NAKAYAMA Akinori (1943) Japan / Gymnastics
This Japanese has one of the finest records in the world in gymnastics. Even though he only took the bronze at the general contest at the Mexico and Munich games he still won four gold medals (two on ...


NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
It is the responsibility of each national Olympic committee (of which there are almost 200 throughout the world), to develop and protect the Olympic movement in their respective countries. It is their...


NAZIS
The Berlin Olympics put the rise of Nazi Germany on show to the world.Hitler used these games as a loudspeaker, just as he had at the winter games at Garmisch-Partenkirchen a few months earlier. In or...


NEHMER Meinhardt (1941) Germany / Bobsled
Nehmer, who was several times bobsleigh world champion between 1976 and 1981, is also a triple Olympic champion of the sport. He won both the two and four man bobsleigh events in 1976 at Innsbruck.He ...


NEMETH Imre and Milkos (1946) - Hungary / Track and field
Like father like son! Imre Nemeth won the hammer throwing event at the London games in 1948. Technique helped him win, not physique, as would have been the case nowadays. Indeed, he was known as "the ...


NEMOV Alexei (1976) Russia / Gymnastics
Having already shot to fame in Atlanta in 1996, where he picked up six medals (two of them gold), this Russian gymnast again became the greatest medal-winner at the Sydney Games with six more medals a...


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