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WINKLER Hans GŁnter (1926) Germany / Equestrian
This man has won the most medals in Olympic horse-riding.Champion in the individual and team events in Stockholm in '56, he was still amongst the medals 20 years later, winning a silver medal. In betw...


WINT Arthur (1920 - 1992) Jamaica / Track and field
Wint was probably the leading light in the history of Jamaican athletics. A minister's son, born of a Scottish mother, he was the first Jamaican runner to win an Olympic title over 400 m, during the g...


WITT Katarina (1964) Germany / Figure skating
This great figure skater from the tough East German school symbolised at the same time beauty on the ice and a rare elegance in life. Already, European champion, she started the Sarajevo games in '84 ...


WOCKEL-ECKERT Baerbel (1955) Germany / Track and Field
At the end of the seventies she was one of the best sprinters in the world, yet her achievements went largely unnoticed, due to the fact that she belonged to the a long list of East German track champ...


WOLDE Million (1979) Ethiopia / Track and Field
A training partner of Gebresselassie and Derartu Tulu, both two times Olympic champions over the distance of 10.000 m, the young Ethiopian won the 5000 m in Sydney. This was a perfect continuation of ...


WOMEN
Pierre de Coubertin was fascinated by the ancient games that were the reserve of male athletes. This is why he refused for such a long time to admit women into the Olympic games. Furthermore, the prac...


WORLD ANTIDOPING AGENCY (WADA)
Set up in 1999, this agency is made up of 34 members. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) promotes and coordinates, at international level, the fight against doping in all its forms. Through this auto...


WRESTLING
This age-old sport was on the programme at the ancient games. In those days, wrestlers used to oil their bodies to prevent their opponents getting a good hold. Milo of Kroton and Heracles both left th...


WYKOFF Franck (1909 - 1980) United States / Track and Field
This white sprinter achieved a nique feat in picking up three consecutive gold medals in the 4x100 m relay. He won his first at the Amsterdam games of 1928 after having come fourth in the individual e...


WZOLA Jacek (1956) Poland / Track and field
This high jumper who, in his time, improved the world record, carrying it to 2.35 m, enjoyed a good Olympic career.Having won a gold medal in Montreal in '76, he came second in the competition four ye...


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