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TACHEOMETRE
This device mounted on a tripod is a vast improvement on the tapes and other measuring systems used in athletics that it replaced. The appliance has sighting device and measures distances by sending a...


TAEKWONDO
This martial art, which was a demonstration sport in Seoul in 1988 and in Barcelona in 92 but absent from Atlanta in 96 is to be a full Olympic sport in Sydney in 2000.The name of this Korean sport me...


TAIT Blyth (1961) New Zealand / Equestrian
This horse-rider from New Zealand made his Olympic debut at the Barcelona games of 1992 at the ripe old age of 31. He took part in the heats of the overall competition and after a catastrophic start, ...


TAIWAN
The history of Taiwan's involvement in the games has less to do with sport than with politics. At the Rome games in 1960 for instance, nationalist China had to parade under the name Formosa.On Montrea...


TAKACS Karoly (1910-1976) Hungary / Shooting
This pistol marksman achieved a remarkable feat when he won the Olympic title twice, in London in 1948 and in Helsinki four years later. Takacs was a soldier and had lost his right hand when a grenade...


TARANENKO Leonid (1956) Bielorussia / Weightlifting
Taranenko was reckoned to be the strongest man in the world after he lifted 475 kg in total for the clean and jerk during the Seoul games in 1988 - a feat no other weight lifter has managed since. Thi...


TARASOV Maksim (1971) Russia / Track and field
Taking advantage of the great Ukrainian athlete Serguei Bubka's chronic poor Olympic form, the Russian pole vaulter Maksim Tarasov took the gold medal at the Barcelona games in 1992.He did not have to...


TARIS Jean (1909-1977) France / Swimming
Jean Taris has one of the finest records of any French swimmer. He already held about ten world records when he went to the Los Angeles games in 1932.He was leading the final lap of the 400 m free sty...


TAYLOR Angelo (1978) United States / Track and field
Sharing his home town with Edwin Moses and a skilled athlete, the young American made the 400 m hurdles his speciality, just like his predecessor. He won the event in Sydney in spite of being placed i...


TAYLOR Henry (1885 - 1951) Great Britain / Swimming
This young British swimmer had had to train in appalling conditions before becoming a champion. He was too poor to afford entrance tickets to swimming pools, so had to swim in the cold filthy water of...


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