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ORTON Georges (1873-1958) Canada / Track and field
This runner would have become the first Canadian Olympic champion had he represented his own country in the games.Unfortunately for him, he was entered for the 1900 Paris games as a member of the Univ...


OSBORN Harold (1899 - 1975) United States / Track and field
This American athlete managed a rare feat in the games since he not only won the decathlon in the 1924 Paris games but also won an individual event, the high jump.Another American, Jackie Joyner-Kerse...


OSBURN Karl (1884-1966) United States / Shooting
The American rifle marksman, who won eleven medals, including five gold, between 1920 and 1924, remains to this day the greatest medallist of his sport in the games. However a number of events for whi...


OSLO - Norway
The choice of Oslo as a venue for the 1952 winter games was a natural enough one since Norway claims to have invented skiing.Just as they would at Lillehammer twenty-two years later, the Norwegians li...


OSTERMAYER Micheline (1922 - 2001) France / Track and field
This athlete, who graduated from the Paris music conservatory, might have made a name for herself as a pianist, but instead chose athletics, to become a double Olympic champion and win one bronze meda...


OTTEY Merlene (1960) Jamaica - Slovenia / Track and Field
Merlene Ottey has one of the finest athletic records in the world, yet never became an Olympic champion. Bronze and Silver medals rewarded her Olympic finals, which were always brilliant but never vic...


OTTO Kristin (1966) Germany / Swimming
This German swimmer was queen of the Seoul games, which also revealed another swimmer, the American Janet Evans, who won three gold medals.Otto did even better, winning six gold medals for three diffe...


OVETT Steve (1955) Great Britain / Track and field
A single title crowned the career of this brilliant middle distance athlete who won the 800 m in Moscow in front of his compatriot Coe.During this period he beat several world records over 1500 m and ...


OWENS "Jessee" James Cleveland (1913-1980) United States / Track and field
James Owens is and will forever remain one of the greatest Olympic athletes of the between the wars period, not only because he won four gold medals at the games, but because he got them in Berlin in ...


OXYGEN
When Mexico City was awarded the games in 1968 a cry of alarm went out from doctors, coaches and athletes, who knew that in the Mexican capital, which is perched on a plateau at 2240 m altitude, oxyge...


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