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NERO (37- 68) ancient Rome
The mad bloodthirsty tyrant who ruled Rome until 68 AD took part in the Olympic games at Olympia and was awarded many prizes. This was not too difficult, as he forced all his rivals to withdraw.But th...


NESTY Anthony (1967) Surinam / Swimming
Nesty became a national hero in his South American country after becoming Olympic champion of the 100 m butterfly stroke at the Seoul games in 1988. He now lives and trains in the United States, where...


NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands have been a great sporting nation ever since the games began, and was one of the first countries that wished to organise the Olympic games, which they were given in 1928.Over the years...


NEVZOROV Vladimir (1952) Russia / Judo
One year after winning a mid-middle weight world title the Russian judoka took an Olympic prize at Montreal in 1976. This victory unfortunately was his last. ...


NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand was one of the very first nations to take part in the games.In athletics this country has produced three formidable runners: Jack Lovelock, Olympic champion of the 1500 m in Berlin, John W...


NEWSPAPERS
Today the press occupy an essential place in the Olympic movement. During the games, newspapers the world over increase their circulation considerably according to the exploits of their compatriots. ...


NGENY Noah (1978) Kenya
It seemed that nothing could prevent Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj from successfully defending his Olympic title in the 1500m in Sydney in 2000. Unbeaten over the distance for many months, the Moroccan ...


NI XIONG (1974) China / Diving
In spite of his youth, Chinese diver Ni Xiong took part in his fourth Olympics in Sydney. He won a silver medal in Seoul at the age of just 14 in the high-diving competition won by the legendary Greg ...


NIEMANN-KLEEMANN Gunda (1969) Germany
Was the best woman speed skater of the Albertville games in 1992, where she won the 3000 and 5000 m events.Gunda Niemann-Kleemann won two more silver Olympic medals at Lillehammer two years later, but...


NIEMINEN Tony (1976) Finland / Ski jump
This Finn was only 16 years old when he won the ski jump event at the Albertville games. Two years later on the big jump at Lillehammer he failed to live up to the promise he showed in Savoie. ...


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