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RODNINA Irina (1949) Russia / Figure skating
This girl, who was triple Olympic figure skating champion, won her first victory in partnership with Alexei Oulanov in Sapporo in 1972.She kept her title in 1976 and 1980, this time in partnership wit...


ROETSCH Franck-Peter (1964) Germany / Nordic skiing
It was almost against his own will that this young expert in the Nordic combination became an Olympic biathlon champion.His trainer noticed that he had a more obvious aptitude for cross-country skiing...


ROGGE Jacques (1942) Belgium / IOC
Jacques Rogge, a personable Belgian with immaculate political skills, was elected in 200...


ROMANIA
This country really had its hour of glory at the Los Angeles games in 1984.Romania, the only eastern block country that did not boycott the games, came second in the official list of nations, winning ...


ROMASHKOVA - PONOMAREVA Nina (1929) Russia / Track and field
This discus thrower got her first gold medal in the Helsinki stadium in 1952. During the Olympiad she married, and only came third at the Melbourne games in 1956. Then in 1960 she returned in top form...


ROME - Italy
Rome was to have organised the 1908 games but withdrew in favour of London. An earthquake had just struck southern Italy, and the money allocated to organised the games was used for rebuilding.The Ete...


RONNINGEN Jon (1962) Norway / Wrestling
This first class wrestler, despite being small in build, won his first world trophy in the 1985 world championships.He was just as good at the Seoul games three years later, and even more so in Barcel...


ROSE Murray Ian (1939) Australia / Swimming
Was one of the youngest Olympic swimming champions of all times. He was barely eighteen years old when he won the 400 m and 1500 m free style and the 4x200 m at the Melbourne games in 1956. With his ...


ROSE Ralph (1885-1913) United States / Track and field
This American athlete is the greatest shot putter of all times.Nicknamed "Baby elephant" on account of his enormous size, Ralph Rose won two Olympic titles in shot putting in 1904 and in 1908. He fini...


ROSENDAHL Heidemarie (1947) Germany / Track and field
This German athlete achieved her impressive performance in front of an audience of her fellow countrymen, in Munich. She was wounded during the Mexico games four years earlier, and was determined not ...


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