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SKIING, ALPINE
It was not until the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen games that piste or Alpine skiing became Olympic events. At that time the only medals were awarded for a joint combination of downhill racing and slal...


SKIING, CROSS-COUNTRY
Cross-country skiing was included in the very first winter games in 1924, the same year in which an international federation for the sport was set up.Today the sport is practised over a range of dista...


SKOBLA Jaroslav (1899 - 1959) Jiri (1930 - 1978) Czech Republic / Weightlifting
Czech weightlifter Jaroslav Skobla, having only come third at the Amsterdam games in 1928, became Olympic champion four years later in Los Angeles after lifting 380 kg, the world record at the time.Se...


SKOBLIKOVA Lidia (1939) Russia / Speed skater
Skoblikova was the best woman speed skater of all times at the winter games, in which she won six gold medals.The Soviet Union's first attendance at the Squaw Valley games in 1960 was marked by two v...


SKOLIMOWSKA Kamila (1983) Poland / Track and field
She was still an adolescent when she climbed onto the highest step of the podium at the games in Sydney to receive the gold medal for the women's hammer throwing event.Already a junior world champion ...


SLUPIANEK Ilona (1956) Germany / Track and Field
Slupianek was the first woman to put the shot more than 22 m.After being European champion twice her career was consecrated in 1980 in Moscow where she won the Olympic competition. ...


SMART Paul (1892 - 1979) and Hilary (1925) United States / Yachting
Both father and son sailed, and together they won the gold medal for the category on a Star class boat at the 1948 London games.This was a fine reward for Paul, the father, who had previously competed...


SMETANINA Raisa (1952) Russia / Nordic skiing
This Russian cross-country skier was top in her sport for nearly fifteen years.She won her first gold medal in Innsbruck in 1976 and finished her Olympic career in Albertville in 1992, ten years after...


SMIRNOV Valéri (1954-1982) Russia / Fencing
This great Russian foil fencer might have had a brilliant Olympic career had he not been fatally wounded during the 1982 world championships, where he was defending his title.Smirnov was Olympic sing...


SMIRNOV Vladimir (1964) Kazakhstan / Nordic skiing
This Smirnov won two world cups in cross-country skiing in the early 1990s, and was several times world champion, but during this period only won one Olympic title.It was however an important title, s...


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