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SEPTEMBER, BLACK
Was the name of the Palestine organisation that mounted a terrorist attack during the 1972 Munich games in which 16 people died. As well as the Israeli athletes who were the target, five members of th...


SERCU Patrick (1944) Belgium / Cycling
This Belgian cyclist is one of the greatest track racers of all times.His speciality was the six day event, which he won 88 times. In Tokyo we won the fastest one kilometre event, for which he had alr...


SERIESE Angelica (1966) Netherlands / Judo
This judoka has been so successful in the 72 kg category in international competitions that she no doubt deserved to win an Olympic title in Barcelona in 1992.Unfortunately for her she never reached t...


SHEA Jack (1911 - 2002) United States / Speed skating
Jack Shea, the america's oldest living Winter Games gold medalist died from injuries in ...


SHEPPARD Melvin (1883-1942) Great Britain / Track and Field
Sheppard, who was the best middle distance runner in world competition at the beginning of the century, won the 800 m and 1500 m in the 1908 London games.One in the eye for the police, who had turned ...


SHERIDAN Martin (1881 - 1918) Ireland / United States / Track and field
Sheridan, who originally came from Ireland, was the first Olympic discus champion, and the 1904 Saint Louis games. At that time the discus technique was no more elaborate than in throwing a stone.Sher...


SHINOHARA Shinichi (1973) Japan / Judo
Heavyweight world champion and champion in all categories in 1999 in Birmingham, this Japanese judoka is a national hero in his country. He was therefore favourite to win in Sydney. In the final he ca...


SHOES
Ever since shoes have helped athletes win races, they have been the subject of careful care and attention. Only Abebe Bikila opted not to use them in the marathon at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Even so...


SHOOTING
The first gun clubs were founded towards the end of the nineteenth century, and shooting events were included in the Olympic programme in the earliest of the modern games.Yet even at the dawn of the t...


SHOT PUTTING
Shot putting is one of the throwing events in athletics. The athletes have three tries in which to throw the shot as far as they can.The shot weighs a little over seven kilos for men and four kilos fo...


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