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TOKYO - Japan
The capital of Japan was the first city in Asia to organize the games, in 1964. To remind the world that the Japanese had forgiven but not forgotten, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was ...


TOLAN Edward (1908-1967) United States / Track and Field
Eddy Tolan, the top sprinter in Los Angeles in 1932, won the 100 m and 200 m events.In the former event he beat his opponent by such a narrow margin that he was nicknamed "twinkle toes".In the 200 m h...


TOMBA Alberto (1964) Italy / Alpine skiing
Tomba, nicknamed "la bomba" because of his formidable energy, was the first Olympic champion to retain a title won four years earlier.After winning the special slalom and the giant slalom in Calgary i...


TOOTH, A
There is a saying, "to win by a hair's breadth," yet it was with a tooth that the German Karl Kauffman almost won the 400 m during the 1960 games in Rome.Indeed, it was with his teeth that he took the...


TORCH
The Olympic torch carries the flame from Olympia to the great bowl erected in the stadium of the city in which the games are to be held.During stops on the way the flame is kept alive in a small bowl ...


TORRENCE Gwen (1965) United States / Track and Field
This American girl is one of the very best sprinters of the 1990s. After having often been among the front-runners, she won two gold medals in Barcelona, for the 200 m singles and in the 4x100 America...


TORRES Dara (1967) United States / Swimming
This American swimmer's story is a strange one. Twice Olympic champion with the American relay team in Sťoul in 1988 and in Barcelona four years later, she gave up swimming for seven years to concentr...


TORVILL Jayne / DEAN Christopher - Great Britain / Figure skating
Perfection and individuality were two words often used in the press to describe the performance of this couple of figure skaters when they won the Olympic gold medal in Sarajevo a few months after win...


TOURCOING Enfants de Neptune - France / Water-polo
This Swimming club in northern France produced the French team that enable France to win the Olympic water-polo tournament in 1924. That year the team beat their neighbours from Belgium in the final. ...


TRAMPOLINE
This Olympic sport affiliated to gymnastics is said to have originated in circuses. After rehearsing trapeze acts, circus acrobats liked to relax by performing figures on the safety net slung below th...


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