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SALNIKOV Vladimir (1960) Russia / Swimming
This Russian swimmer, who was unbeaten over 1500 m for nearly ten years, remains the top long distance specialist.His exceptionally long athletic career enabled him to win four Olympic gold medals bet...


SALT LAKE CITY - United States
Salt Lake City has applied several times to organise the winter games and has now been chosen to organise them in 2002. The fact remains that they did not obtain the status of host city by following t...


SALUMIAEE Erika (1962) Estonia / Cycling
The rise of the French cyclist Félicia Ballanger, the world's best track sprinter, put an end to Salumiaee's domination of women's track cycling. The Estonian girl nevertheless won the first two gold ...


SAMADOV Ibragim (1971) Russia / Weightlifting
Samadov, who somewhat lacked the sporting spirit, is one of the few athletes to have refused the medal he was offered. It is true that this Russian was awarded a bronze for lifting the same weight as ...


SAMARANCH Juan Antonio (1920) Spain / IOC
This ex rink hockey player and captain made the Catalans' dream come true by successfully applying for his home town, Barcelona, to host the 1992 Olympic games.Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was elected ...


SANAEIEV Viktor (1946) Russia / Track and field
With his three consecutive gold medals, Sanaeiev is the greatest Olympic triple jump champion of all times.This Georgian athlete was twenty-two years old when he won his first title in Mexico in 1968,...


SANCTUARY
This is the name now given to the sports site at Olympia, at the centre of which once stood the temple and the huge stature of Zeus. Little is left of this complex today.During the games in antiquity ...


SANDRAS Gustave (1872-1954) France / Gymnastics
This French gymnast was the very first gold medallist in the 1900 games. All the medallists of that general competition were, as a matter of fact, French. Noël Bas, the silver medallist, was, by the w...


SAPPORO - Japan
The 1972 winter games organised in this large city on the island of Hokkaido started with a bang.The best downhill racer at the time, the Austrian Kark Schranz, was banned from the games. He had just...


SARAJEVO - Bosnia - Herzegovina
In 1984 this great city of the ex Yugoslavia became an Olympic capital when it hosted the winter games.The city later suffered martyrdom when the Serbian and Bosnian fought each other in a merciless w...


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