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RACE
There are several types of races in the Olympic games: the long and short distance sprint, long-distance and middle-distance, as well as the hurdle races.The short sprint races are held over 100 m and...


RADMILOVIC Paul (1886 - 1968) Great Britain / Swimming
This British swimmer started in competition by swimming, in which he won the Olympic title for the 4x200 m free style in London in 1908.In the same games he took part in the water-polo tournament in t...


RADUCAN Andrea (1983) Romania / Gymnastics
The young Romanian gymnast was in the news at the Sydney games after having tested positive at the end of her gold medal winning performance in the all-round competition.Suffering from a heavy cold, s...


RAYMAKERS Piet (1960) Netherlands / Equestrian
This tall horseman was favourite in the singles show jumping event in Barcelona in 1992. Although he did a clear round he was pipped at the post by the German Beerbaum who managed a better time.Raymak...


REDGRAVE Steve (1963) and PINSENT Matthew (1971) Great Britain / Rowing
Redgrave is an international rowing legend, and one of the very best oars of the 1990s.He won five Olympic titles with three different partners and in three different categories. He won his first Olym...


REDMOND Derek - Great Britain / Track and Field
The sight of the British runner's father helping his son finish the 400 m in the 1992 Barcelona games left a poignant memory in the minds of spectators at the Olympic stadium.Two hundred metres into t...


REIFF Gaston (1921 - 1992) Belgium / Track and Field
Gaston Rieff became the first ever Belgian Olympic champion when he won the 5000 m race at the London games in 1948.The feat was all the more impressive in that he achieved it at the expense of Emile ...


REINISCH Rica (1965) Germany / Swimming
This fifteen year old German swimmer was completely unknown when she won the 100 and 200 m backstroke events at the Moscow games.She then hung another gold medal around her neck by winning 4x100 free...


RELAY RACE
The relay races are run as a team. The athletes must keep to their own lane and pass the baton to their team mate in a clearly defined area, which is no more than 10 m from the competitor's starting p...


REPUBLIC, CZECH
This great sporting nation has produced fine champions who have distinguished themselves in various fields such as athletics with the javelin thrower Zelezny, and particularly the towering champion Em...


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