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OLYMPHILEX
This is the name of the exhibition that is held every year around the world, showing the stamps released during the organising period of the games.The IOC has even set up and International Federation ...


OLYMPIA
This little city in the Peloponnese is where the Olympic games were held for several centuries in ancient Greece.Today there is still a sanctuary at Olympia at the centre of which are the vestiges of ...


OLYMPIAD
This is the time before or after the Olympic games. This period is four years between summer games and between winter games, but only two years between one and the other.This is because in 1992 it was...


OLYMPIC ORDER
This is an honour that is only bestowed on the greatest champions, those who, whether in the stadium or in their lives, contributed to the lustre of the Olympic movement. The Olympic Order is a gold o...


OLYMPIC RINGS
The five Olympic rings, coloured blue, red, black, yellow and green, today represent the most famous of global logos. It is said that 90% of the world's inhabitants are able to identify it.Pierre de C...


OMNES Philippe (1960) France / Fencing
When he received the gold medal at the Barcelona games in 1992 this fencer put an end to forty years of failure by individuals for his country, which remains the best nation at the foil.He took over f...


ONO Takashi (1931) Japan / Gymnastics
This Japanese gymnast, who earned thirteen Olympic medals between 1952 and 1960, shone at the horizontal bar in Melbourne in 1956 and in Rome in 1960. He also did very honourably at vaulting and in th...


OREILLER Henri (1925-1962) France / Alpine skiing
This French skier, whose name means "pillow', was hardly one to rest on his laurels.Oreiller was the first French skier to win a gold medal, at Saint Moritz in 1948, where he distinguished himself in ...


ORGANISING CITY
The organisation of the Olympic games is never entrusted to a country, but to a city. This tradition naturally goes back to the choice of Olympia to organize the games of the Greek world. The applicat...


ORTLIEB Patrick (1968) Austria / Alpine skiing
This Austrian skier was virtually unknown when he took the Olympic title in the downhill event at Albertville in 1992.That day he wore the number 1 and had the advantage of good weather, whereas his r...


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