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SCHOLLANDER Donald (1946) United States / Swimming
Donald Schollander, dubbed "the blond god", showered the 1964 Tokyo games with his talent when he won four gold medals in the 100 m, 400 m, 4x100 m and 4x200 free style events. The only event he did n...


SCHRANZ Karl (1938) Austria / Alpine skiing
The sporting career of this Austrian skier is a long series of misfortunes. Yet Schranz remains one of the great figures of world skiing, and one of the greatest downhill racers.At Innsbruck he made a...


SCHUHMANN Carl (1869-1946) Germany / Gymnastics
Despite his small size Schumann was Olympic wrestling champion in the 130 kg category in the 1896 games in Athens.He did this just for fun. His real sport was gymnastics, in which he won three gold me...


SCHUMANN Jochen (1954) Germany/ Yachting
In Sydney to win a fourth Olympic gold medal for sailing, the German failed in his quest, but his roll of honour that he started at the Montrel games of 1976 is remarkable.During 25 years at the top l...


SEDYKH Youri (1955) Russia / Track and field
This Russian athlete was the top hammer thrower of his generation. He was twice Olympic champion, in the 1976 and 1980 games.He stayed away from Los Angeles, as did all Russian athletes, but was back ...


SEISENBACHER Peter (1960) Austria / Judo
After dominating European judo in the heavyweight category this Austrian won at world level in the 1984 Los Angeles games and in Seoul in 1988, taking two Olympic titles in the 130 kg category.Betwee...


SEIZINGER Katia (1971) Germany / Alpine skiing
Katia Seizinger is one of the greatest skiers of the 1990s and a towering world figure in Alpine skiing. She could scarcely have had a more impressive career: five Olympic medals including three gold....


SELECTION
These days not anyone can compete in the Olympic games. In order to be admitted, athletes have to prove that they are well trained and capable of winning an Olympic medal, or even of reaching the fina...


SEMENOVA Ouliana (1952) Lithuania / Basket-ball
This tall (2.10 m) basketball player ensured the victory of the Russian team in the 1980 games tournament almost single handed.This victory allowed her compatriots to keep the title they won four year...


SEOUL - South Korea
The Korean capital that hosted the 24th Olympic games was also the stronghold of a dictatorship, an embarrassment to many Koreans who made pledged international friendship and openness to the world. A...


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