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NIGERIA
The Super Eagles as they are known at home gave Africa its first gold medal in the soccer tournament at the Atlanta games in 1996. They beat Argentina in the final after knocking out the Brazilians in...


NISHI Takeichi (1902 - 1945) Japan / Equestrian
This horseman, the surprising winner of the show jumping event at the Los Angeles games in 1932, is the only Japanese to have ever won the event at the Olympic games.He later became a brave soldier in...


NIYONGABO Vénuste (1969) Burundi / Track and Field
The absence of the Ethiopian Gebre Selassie, who chose to only compete in the 10,000 m race at the Atlanta games in 1996, enabled this runner from the tiny African country of Burundi to step on the hi...


NONES Franco (1941) Italy / Nordic skiing
He was the first cross-country skier to defeat Scandinavians in the winter games. Since then the Russians have taken over. Nones won the 30 km cross-country event at the Grenoble games in 1968 ...


NORDWIG Wolfgang (1943) Germany / Track and field
Was the first European to win the pole vaulting event at the Munich games in 1972, an event that had been dominated by the Americans for more than 70 yearsNordwig took advantage of an Olympic rule the...


NORELIUS Martha (1910 - 1955) United States / Swimming
This American athlete was Olympic champion of the 400 m free-style swimming event at the Paris games in 1924, and kept her title in Amsterdam in 1928.A few days later she joined her partners in the 4...


NORWAY
The Norwegians, who have always been regarded as a good sporting nation, developed their own athletic policy during the Lillehammer games in 1994.That year Norway showed its ability to organise fine g...


NOURIKIAN Norair (1948) Bulgaria / Weightlifting
This double Olympic champion Bulgarian weight-lifter made his mark in Munich in 1972 in the 64 kg category.Four years later in Montreal be was reclassified in the 59 kg category and won again.This is ...


NOWAK Cecile (1967) France / Judo
All Cecile Nowak needed to make her happy, after being several times European champion and once world champion, was an Olympic medal. This she got in Barcelona thanks to terrific willpower: she had to...


NOYELLE André (1931) Belgium / Cycling
This Belgian racing cyclist went on to a respectable professional career after twice being Olympic champion at the Helsinki games in 1952. He won the singles road race before doubling his success than...


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