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SABONIS Arvidas (1964) Lithuania / Basket-ball
Sabonis is considered one of the greatest pivots in the world, both because of his size - 2.21 m - and his talent. He led the Soviet selection to the finals in the 1988 Seoul games where his team, whi...


SADOVYI Evgueni (1970) Russia / Swimming
Sadovyi, who leads the young generation of Russian swimmers, won two Olympic titles in Barcelona in 1992.These were the 200 m and 400 m free style races, performances that earned him the rank of new l...


SAILER Toni (1935) Austria / Alpine skiing
This living legend of Alpine skiing was, before Jean Claude Killy, the first to win three gold medals in the same games; he did this at the Cortina games in 1956. He managed his hat trick at the age o...


SAILING
In the last few decades sailing has become one of the most prominent sports of the summer games. The sailing programme now includes 9 events including windsurfing for the men and 2 for the women, the ...


SAINT CYR Henri de (1902-1979) Sweden / Equestrian
Although he came from an old French family it was for Sweden that this horseman got his two consecutive Olympic titles for dressage. He won these in Helsinki in 1952 and in Stockholm in 1956.It should...


SAINT LOUIS - United States
The 1904 Saint Louis games are ones of evil memory. The Olympic movement was still in its youth, and its members were not sufficiently aware of ethical transgressions that took place.These games were ...


SAINT MORITZ - Switzerland
This elegant Swiss ski resort hosted the winter games in 1928 before being chosen again for the 1948 games.In 1928 the games started under falling snow in cold weather, but then the sun came out, the...


SAITO Hitoshi (1961) Japan / Judo
Was one of the greatest judokas of the 1980s.Following a world title in 1983 Saito won twice in the heavyweight category in the Olympic games, in 1984 in Los Angeles and four years later in Seoul. As ...


SAKAI Yoshinori (1945) Japan
This nineteen year old Japanese was chosen to carry the Olympic flame to the bowl in 1964 because he was born on the 6th of August 1945, on the day the atomic bomb was dropped. Sakai, more than anybo...


SALCHOW Ulrich (1877-1949) Germany / Figure skating
Salchow was the first ever Olympic figure skating champion.He got two prizes at the 1908 London games, before the winter games had been instituted. He had no difficulty winning the title in this sport...


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