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RUDD Birger (1911) Norway / Alpine skiing
Rudd, who was double Olympic ski jump champion at Lake Placid in 1932 and at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936, very nearly won another gold medal, this time in alpine skiing during the Garmisch games.Ru...


RUDOLPH Wilma (1940-1994) United States / Track and field
The American athlete Wilma Rudolph, who was already an Olympic champion in the American relay in Melbourne in 1956, is remembered above all as the first woman to be triple Olympic champion. This was i...


RUGBY
The violent fight that broke out between French and American players in the final of the Olympic tournament in Paris in 1924 sounded the death knell for rugby as an Olympic game. It was dropped from t...


RUIZ CONFORTO Tracy (1963) United States / Synchronised Swimming
This little American swimmer, born of a Norwegian mother and Hawaiian father won twice at the 1984 Los Angeles games in the synchronised swimming events. She took the prize for the single event and t...


RUNYAN Marla (1968) United States / Track and field
Star of the women's 1500 m at the Sydney games, this American athlete is the first disabled person to take part in an event with non-disabled athletes. A sufferer of Stargadt's disease, which causes d...


RURUA Roman (1942) Georgia / Wrestling
There have been many references here to Georgia, USA in the context of the Atlanta games, but this wrestler is from the ex-Soviet state in the Caucasus. He was beaten in the final of the 63 kg categor...


RUSKA Wilhem (1940) Netherlands / Judo
Ruska and Anton Geesink are the two greatest judokas to come out of the Dutch realm. Ruska made his mark in the 1972 Munich games by winning a double Olympic title for the heavyweight and for all cate...


RUSSI Bernhard (1948) Switzerland / Alpine skiing
In the absence of his main rival, the Austrian Karl Schranz, who was banned from the Olympics for avowed professional activities, the Swiss Bernhard Russi won the downhill race at the 1972 Sapporo gam...


RUSSIA
Russia took part in the games as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1952 until 1988, then as the Community of Independent States in 1992 in Barcelona, and now, since the collapse of the Sovi...


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