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SHOUAA Ghada (1973) Syria / Track and field
This athlete really was a woman of firsts.She was the first Arab woman heptathlon world champion in 1995. She repeated the feat the following year in Atlanta to become the first ever Middle Eastern wo...


SILIVAS Daniela (1970) Romania / Gymnastics
Three Olympic titles in individual events won in Seoul in 1988 give some measure of this Romanian athlete's talent.She won on the beam, on the asymmetrical bars, and on the vaulting horse.Silivas woul...


SIMEONI Sarah (1953) Italy / Track and field
This beautiful Italian girl remains to this day one of the world's top high jump athletes. She was twice Olympic vice-champion, in Montreal in 1976 and in Moscow in 1980, and supreme champion at the M...


SKAH Khalid (1967) Morocco / Track and Field
No Olympic champion has roused passions as much as this Moroccan runner. He was booed when he rose on the podium at the Barcelona games after winning the 10,000 race.The spectators accused him of taki...


SKATING, FIGURE
One of the oldest Olympic sports of the modern era: figure skating was on the Olympic programme long before the winter games were started: The first medal was awarded in the 1908 summer games in Londo...


SKATING, SPEED
This is the forerunner of all ice sports: the earliest recorded competitions go back to the 16th century. At that time the Dutch were the only people who skated, on the frozen canals of the low countr...


SKELETON
This sport which is very much similar to the luge and the bobsleigh was parto f the programme at the Saint Moritz games in 1928 and 1948 as a tribute to the ski resort where the sport was invented.For...


SKI
It has been said that skiing is as old as the world. Rock paintings and fossil skis have been found in Scandinavia. Originally skiing was simply a way of getting around on snow.It was not until the en...


SKI JUMPING
Ski jumping is an individual event in the games. Two medals can be won, on the small, 70 m jump and on the 90 m jump. Contestants have three jumps each for the title, the best of which is the one take...


SKIING, ACROBATIC and ARTISTIC
Three exercises make up acrobatic skiing, which became an Olympic sport in the Albertville games in 1992: jumping, ballet and mogul.The first event consists in acrobatic jumps off a ski jump.The secon...


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