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TAYLOR Meldrick (1966) United States / Boxing
Just like his predecessor Floyd Patterson, who was Olympic champion in 1952, Meldrick Taylor was only seventeen years old when he became an Olympic boxing champion at the Los Angeles games in 1984.Aft...


TAYLOR Rachel (1974) Australia / Rowing
Who will remember the silver medal won in the coxless pairs by the Australian Rachel Taylor in a few years or even a few months time ? Probably nobody, apart from a taxi driver in Sydney. For it was h...


TEDIASHVILI Levan (1948) Georgia / Wrestling
When he became Olympic free style wrestling champion in the 82 kg category in 1972 Tediashvili faced the American Peterson in the final.More unusually, it was his own younger brother Benjamin he beat ...


TEHERAN - Iran
The capital of Iran had been chosen to host the 1984 Olympic games, but had to stand down in 1980 following the ideological revolution of 1979.That is how Los Angeles came to organize the 23rd Olympic...


TELEVISION
Television now plays a major role in organizing the Olympic games. Television that provides the IOC with ample funds in return for exclusive rights of coverage.It is for this reason that the IOC is p...


TENNIS
Although tennis was on the programme of the very first games of the modern era, it was banished from the Olympics at the start of the 1924 games, because the IOC had serious doubts about the amateur s...


TENNIS, TABLE
This sport was invented in England in the middle of the nineteenth century, and it was the sound of the wooden bats striking the celluloid ball that inspired one Englishman to invent the popular name ...


TER-OVANESSIAN Igor (1938) Russia / Track and Field
Ter-Ovanessian, an ex world record holder of the long jump, is mainly remembered as the inventor in the 1960s of the double scissors jump, a technique that makes it possible to jump further and faster...


TERGAT Paul (1969) Kenya / Track and Field
Paul Tergat would have become the incontestable master of the 10.000 m if his pathway to glory hadn't been barred by the great Ethiopian runner Hailé Gebresselassie.Second to his rival in the Atlanta...


TESTS
As a part of the fight against illegal drug use by athletes, medical judges at the Montreal games tested drugs on themselves.Those tests were made in order to gain a better understanding of the effect...


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