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PACE Darrel (1956) United States / Archery
This American, who was Olympic archery champion in 1976 and 1984, would probably have won a third gold medal in Moscow in 1980 had his country not boycotted the great international get-together. For m...


PADDOCK Charles (1900-1943) United States / Track and Field
Charles Paddock, who was double Olympic champion of the 100 m and 4x100 m in 1920 in Antwerp, and won several silver medals over 200 m, was long considered to be the fastest man in the world. He could...


PAHUD DE MORTANGES Charles (1896-1971) Netherlands / Equestrian
This Dutchman won four times in the Olympic games, and each time on the same horse, Marcroix.Mortanges won the three day event as an individual in 1928 in Amsterdam and in 1932 in Los Angeles. He was ...


PAJOT Marc and Yves (1953 et 1952) France / Yachting
Before becoming one of the greatest skippers of transatlantic races and leading the French challenge in the America Cup Marc Pajot distinguished himself on Olympic lakes on a smaller sailing craft, th...


PALM Kerstin (1946) Sweden / Fencing
This foil fencer never reached the top of Olympus, indeed she barely came fifth in Mexico in 1968 and sixth in Munich four years later.Yet Kirstin Palm was probably the most assiduous of all Olympic p...


PALUSALU Kristjan (1908 - 1987) Estonia / Wrestling
Was the best wrestler in the 1936 Berlin games. He was twice Olympic champion in both sports: free style and Greco-Roman wrestling. On both occasions he won in the super heavyweight category for men o...


PANCRATIUM
This form of unarmed combat practised in the games in ancient Greece was exceptionally violent. All blows were allowed and were sometimes fatal. Biting, however, and gouging out one's opponent's eyes ...


PANKRATOV Denis (1974) Russia / Swimming
The Russian swimmer Pankratov, who already held the world record for the 100 and 200 m butterfly stroke was, with his compatriot Popov, the star of the Atlanta games in 1996.While Popov dominated free...


PAPP Lazlo (1926) Hungary / Boxing
The Hungarian boxer Papp is the first champion in his country to be allowed to turn professional, so brilliant was his domination in the amateur world. After becoming middle weight Olympic champion in...


PARALYMPIC GAMES
The very first Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960. At the time, it featured 400 athletes from 23 countries.Forty years later in Sydney, the record for the number of participants was beaten wit...


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