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SOTOMAYOR Javier Carlos (1967) Cuba / Track and field
Although he was world record holder for the high jump in 1988 Javier Sotomayor was unable to attend the games in Seoul that year due Cuba's boycott of the games because of political opposition between...


SOUTH KOREA
A nation of somewhat mediocre Olympic performances up until 1988, when the games were organised on their home ground in Seoul, South Korea is now placed alongside other great sporting nations of the w...


SOYUZ
It was from the Soyuz space capsule that the Russian cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin wished the thousands of athletes who were taking part in the 1980 Moscow games "Happy games and cosmic good health".The...


SPAIN
As is the case with most of the Latin countries, Spain's medals are won by brilliant athletes in individual events rather than in team sports, with the rare exception of its football team who won the ...


SPARTAKIADS
Apart from a single Russian appearance at the 1912 Stockholm games the countries of the ex USSR did not take part in the Olympic games until 1952.The arrival of the USSR that year finally made this gr...


SPINKS Michael (1956) and Leon (1953) United States / Boxing
These two brothers are great American boxers and several times world champions.Michael won the middleweight category title at the Montreal games before becoming world mid-heavyweight champion between ...


SPITZ Mark (1950) United States / Swimming
With nine Olympic titles won in 1968 and 1972 including seven gold medals at the Munich games alone, this American swimmer easily ranks as the greatest Olympic champion of all times.However his reign ...


SPONSORS
Because of the resolution that forbids advertising within the Olympic precinct the IOC has signed partnership agreements with multinational companies in order to obtain their co-operation in other for...


SPOONER Lloyd ( born in 1884) United States / Shooting
This American, who was champion army rifle marksman before the Antwerp games in 1920, made a rich haul of medals during his time in Flanders.He brought back four gold medals, one silver and two bronze...


SPORT
The earliest recorded sports contests were those held at Olympia in classical times. However the various sports then practised, running, the pentathlon, wrestling, pugilism, horse and horse and chario...


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