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POLE VAULTING
Pole vaulting is one of the most highly technical events of athletics.After a run up holding his pole to one side the vaulter sticks his pole in the stop and sails upward over a bar that is usually ov...


POLITES OF KERAMOS - Greece
Was the hero of the 69 BC games when he won the three stadium events and thus the triacterum.These events were the stadium race over 192 m, the double stadium race over 384 m, and the dolic. The latte...


POLITICS
In order that the Olympics remain independent, the entire movement and in particular its head, the IOC, have always taken care not to let international politics interfere with its activities.Thus the ...


POLL Claudia (1972) Costa Rica / Swimming
Of German origin, this Costa Rican swimmer has an impressive physique, measuring 1,92 m. Her size benefits her in the Olympic swimming pool, and so it came to pass that she became one of the very firs...


POLLACK Andrea (1961) Germany / Swimming
This East German swimmer was, with Kornelia Ender and Ulrike Richter part of the great team that won 11 of the 13 titles attributed at the Montreal games and was suspected of using drugs.Pollack her...


POLO
This sport in which two teams of mounted riders score goals by chasing and hitting a ball with long mallet-like sticks was brought by the British from their Indian empire.Polo was played five times at...


POLYDAMAS - Greece
Polydamas, a native of Thessaly, was a champion of the pancratium, a contest that was a mixture of wrestling and boxing.He was so famous for his exploits in the ancient games that legends grew up aro...


POMMEL HORSE
This gymnastic event is only open to the men. This apparatus tests balancing skills and requires great strength in the hands, the only part of the body allowed in contact with the horse. The routine c...


PONLID Wijan (1976) Thailand / Boxing
Originating from the birthplace of Thai boxing, in which the boxers use their fists and feet, the victory of this little boxer from Thailand in the normal boxing competition at the Sydney games seems ...


POPE
Traditionally the popes never expressed any particular sympathies or interest in the Olympic movement.In 1960 however, Pope John XXIII willingly blessed the crowd who had come to attend the games held...


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