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PARIS - France
Coubertin, the French educationalist who revived the Olympic games in Greece, wanted the second games of the modern era to be held in Paris, and he wanted them grand. He was to be disappointed.The soc...


PARISI Angelo (1953) France / Great Britain / Judo
This judoka, originally from Italy, performed his feats for Great Britain and then France. As a British subject this small man was so talented that he quickly reached world class level and was rewarde...


PARK JOO BONG (1964) South Korea / Badminton
This Korean, who was four times badminton world champion from 1985 to 1991, was favourite when he went to the Barcelona games in 1992 when the sport became an official Olympic one. In partnership with...


PATOULIDOU Paraskevi (1965) Greece / Track and field
This Greek woman athlete got her gold medal when the American Gail Devers fell a few metres before the tape in the 110 m hurdle race in Barcelona in 1992. This ex basketball player's only ambition had...


PATTISSON Rodney (1943) Great Britain / Yachting
Pattison, who had already been Olympic champion in the Flying Dutchman category in 1968, beat the Pajot brothers in 1972 on the Kiel lake and added a second consecutive Olympic title to the one he had...


PATTON George (1885 - 1945) United States / Modern pentathlon
This young cavalry lieutenant was not yet a national hero when he went to compete in the modern pentathlon at the Stockholm games in 1912, and indeed he only took fourth place. He was the only non Sca...


PATTTERSON Floyd (1935) United States / Boxing
This American boxer is a fine example of the saying that value does not necessarily increase with age.Before becoming one of the youngest ever world champion boxers when he was only twenty-one years o...


PAVESI Carlo (1923) Italy / Fencing
This Italian épée fencer won the Olympic title at Melbourne in 1956 in front of his compatriots Delphino and Mangiarotti, but it was in team partnership with these two rivals that he won three other g...


PAWLOWSKI Jerzy (1932) Poland / Fencing
Pawlowski, who was a full member of the Polish team for twelve years from 1956 to 1968, was the fencer who put an end to a series of nine consecutive Olympic victories by Hungary in the individual swo...


PEDROSO Yvan (1972) Cuba / Track and Field
Three times world long jump champion, the Cuban Yvan Pedroso only dreamed of one thing on his arrival in Sydney: winning the gold medal that should be rightfully his and which he missed out in in Barc...


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