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O'BRIEN Dan (1966) United States / Track and field
O'Brien, who was decathlon world champion three times in the early 1990s is one of the most accomplished all round athletes of his generation.He was ousted from the Barcelona games in the course of th...


O'BRIEN Parry (1932) United States / Track and Field
Was the greatest shot putter of the century. It was O'Brien who invented the new putting technique: by starting his swing with his back to the stop, with his legs bent, he rotates in such a way as to ...


O'CALLAGHAN Patrick (1906 - 1991) United States / Track and field
This American athlete, originally from Ireland, was for many years the best hammer thrower of his generation in the early 1930s.He was twice Olympic champion, first in Los Angeles in 1932, then four y...


O'CONNOR David (1969) United States / Equestrian
Only a bronze medallist along with his country men in the all-round team competition at the Sydney games in 2000, he won the individual event in front of two Antipodean rivals, the Australian Hoy and ...


O'NEILL Suzie (1973) Australia / Swimming
As a child, Suzie O'Neill was scared of water. A coach managed to vanquish her fear of water by putting her in a swimming pool and preventing her from getting out.The Australian swimmer has since made...


OARSOME FOURSOME - Australia / Rowing
These four Australian rowers inherited the nickname of the "Oarsome Foursome" after their victory in the coxless fours at the Barcelona games in 1992. The four men are called Cooper, Green, Mc Kay and...


OATH
The official oath is a solemn moment at the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.While the flag bearers of each country gather in a semicircle around the ceremonial platform, one of the host country...


ODA Mikio (1905 - 1998) Japan / Track and Field
The first ever Japanese gold medallist.He made his mark in the Amsterdam games in 1928 in the triple jump event. ...


OERTER Alfred (1936) United States / Track and field
This American remains to this day the greatest discus thrower in history.Al Oerter, who was Olympic champion four times between 1956 and 1968, needed only a single try in Melbourne to win his first go...


OLSSON Staffan (1964) Sweden / Team handball
Silver medallist in Barcelone and Atlanta, the Swedish handballer Staffan Olsson came to Sydney to win the gold medal that was missing from his roll of honour. Three times European champion and twice ...


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