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SMITH John (1965) United States / Wrestling
In 1992 in Barcelona this formidable American wrestler managed to retain the title he had won in the 62 kg free style category four years earlier in Seoul.In between these games Smith won the world ch...


SMITH Michele (1969) Ireland / Swimming
The incredible progress made by this Irish swimmer between 1992 and 1996 took everyone by surprise.Michele Smith, who at the time of the Barcelona games was used to coming between the 30th and 40th in...


SMITH Tommy (1944) and CARLOS John - United States / Track and Field
These two runners are first of all Olympic champions who finished respectively first and second in the 200 m race in the 1968 Mexico games.But the reason their names and images remain forever linked i...


SNELL Peter (1938) New Zealand / Track and Field
Snell, who was three times middle distance Olympic champion in Rome and in Tokyo, showed that hard work and endurance bear fruit in the end.He was the Belgian runner Moens' tormentor, beating him in 1...


SNOW
Winter games were twice disrupted by lack of snow. The first time was at Lake Placid in 1932. The situation was disastrous: not a single mountain event could have taken place without help from neighbo...


SNOWBOARD
This new sport, also called snow surfing, made its first Olympic appearance in Nagano in 1998. Besides being a competitive sport, snowboarding is increasingly popular on slopes everywhere.There are tw...


SOFTBALL
Let's just say that softball is to ladies what baseball is to men. The game was for many years an amusement played indoors on rainy days.Now softball is played outdoors, mainly in Anglo-Saxon countrie...


SOHN KEE CHUNG or SON KITEI (1912) Japan and South Korea / Track and field
This Korean athlete was known as Son Kitei when he won the Olympic marathon at the Berlin games in 1936. He ran the race wearing the Japanese jersey, because Korea had at that time been annexed by Jap...


SOLIDARITY, OLYMPIC
This movement originated in the funds allocated by the IOC to those national committees most in need of financial aid. The money goes towards organising training of teachers and athletes.Thanks to thi...


SORBONNE
It was in this prestigious classical humanities university that the decree reviving the Olympic games of antiquity was pronounced on the 23 of June 1894. More than two thousand delegates from all back...


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