Boa - Boc - Bod - Boe - Bog - Boi - Boj - Bol - Bon - Boo - Bor - Bos - Bot - Bou - Bow - Boy - Boz
Olympic Competitor nr 827
Olympic Competitor nr 116
Figure Skating (2 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 1245
Waterpolo (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1184
B. 1931-01-01, Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Shooting (2 gold)
|Free Rifle, three positions||gold||9600|
|Small-bore Rifle, three positions||gold||6400|
|Small-bore Rifle, prone||29th||0.016|
The first Olympic Champion for the Soviet Union.
He was a foundling, found on a train to Leningrad in 1931. He was given a birthdate of 1/1 and the name Bogdanov (God-given). During WW2, aged 12, he was surrounded in Leningrad. He succeeded in breaking through the lines and became signalman on a warship.
At Melbourne, he had an equal total of 1172/1200 but he had a better prone score.
Gymnastics (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
On the Soviet team in 1988, the Unified team in 1992, the Belarus team in 1996.
Olympic Competitor nr 576
Figure Skating (1 gold)
B. 1966-06-??, Denmark
Sailing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
In 1980, '84 and '92, he sailed with his brother Jacob.
B. 1870-09-16, Dublin, Ireland, then still part of Great Britain; D.
Tennis (2 gold)
A student at Oxford, coïncidentally in Athens at the time of the Olympic
Games. As he was carrying a tennis racket, he decided to enter the games
and won the singles event. For the doubles event, he partnered a German
(Friedrich Traun), who was previously eliminated from the 800 metres. That
was the first and last transnational team in the history of the Olympic
An Irishman, he would become a member of the British parliament for South Kerry from 1900 to 1918.
Olympic Competitor nr 109
Olympic Competitor nr 1061
B. 1986-08-21, Trelawny, Jamaica
Athletics (2 gold)
|4 x 100 m||gold||1600|
At the start of 2008, he asked if he could switch to the 100 m. His trainer thought of him more as a 400 m runner, but he accepted anyway. Half a year later, he had broken the 100 m world record twice and had won the olympic gold. He had crossed the line in celebration, but he could not do the same when attacking Michael Johnson's 12-year old World record of the 200 m. He beat that mark with only 0.02" to spare.
B. 1872-04-28, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1957-06-13
Equestrianism - dressage (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1882-01-31, USA; D. 1960-10-30
Athletics (2 gold, 1 silver)
|3000 m Team||gold||2350|
|3 miles Team||silver|
|3200 m Steeple||dnf||0.18|
|1500 m Walk||gold||4800|
Luge (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Won the doubles at Grenoble with Thomas Köhler
B. 1980-06-23, Thailand
Boxing, (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1901-08-18, Sweden; D. 1987-11-06
Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||fourth||1600|
|400 m Free-style||ht:4th||silver||bronze||6566|
|1500 m Free-style||SF:4th||silver||gold||10728|
|4x200 m Free-style Relay||fourth||bronze||fifth||1419|
In 1924 the Swedish relay team comprised also Arne's brother Åke, who also came fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 1500 metres.
Swimming (2 silver, 2 bronze)
|50 m Free-style||13th||12th||-||-||65.6|
|100 m Free-style||silver||bronze||16th||-||6566.4|
|200 m Free-style||22nd||silver||-||-||4000.4|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||sixth||fourth||bronze||12th||1331|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||7th||-||-||-||100|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||-||-||12th||-||10|
B. 1922-12-12, Russia, Soviet Union
Shooting (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|Free Rifle, three positions||gold||bronze||13440|
|Small-bore Rifle, prone||silver||fourth||5600|
|Small-bore Rifle, three positions||fourth||-||1600|
Olympic Competitor nr 325
Olympic Competitor nr 1093
B. 1969-11-04, Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
Rowing (4 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 326
Waterpolo (2 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1949-10-20, near Lvov, Ukraine
Track and Field (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|4 x 100 m||silver||bronze||1640|
At München, he was deprived of running against the world's best when
the two fastest Americans failed to turn up on time for their quarter
He is married to Lyudmilla Turishcheva.
In 1994, he became the IOC member for the Ukraine.
B. 1887-07-24, Mechelen, Belgium, competed for the Netherlands; D.
Cycling - track (1 silver, 1 bronze)
|1000m Time Trial||silver||6000|
|Sprint (1000 m)||heat:2nd||0.582|
|Sprint (660 yds)||heat:2nd||0.510|
A nobleman, his family did not approve of his cycling, so at the start of his career he raced as "Ulysses". He remained an amateur and won a silver at Amsterdam aged 40. He also raced in the team pursuit in the quarter-final at Amsterdam, helping his team to qualify for the semis and the eventual silver medal.
B. 1939-05-09, USA
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
The man who broke Jesse Owens' world record and
lost it to Bob Beamon at Mexico.
Inducted in 1974 in the USATF Hall of Fame.
Ice Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
Member of the Canadian Ice Hockey team that won gold in Salt Lake City, Torino and Vancouver, with silver in Nagano.
B. 1888-12-09, Italy; D. 1969-10-18
Weightlifting (1 gold)
|Heavyweight (+82.5 kg)||gold||sixth||10560|
Olympic Competitor nr 324
B. 1958-05-10, Canada
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1092
Olympic Competitor nr 1511
Olympic Competitor nr 672
Olympic Competitor nr 327
Olympic Competitor nr 1108
Olympic Competitor nr 328
Olympic Competitor nr 285
Olympic Competitor nr 1561
Olympic Competitor nr 1539
Olympic Competitor nr 1091
Olympic Competitor nr 1121
Olympic Competitor nr 1137
Olympic Competitor nr 497
B. 1892-02-24, France; D. 1965-06-15
Rowing (2 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 1192
Olympic Competitor nr 610
Olympic Competitor nr 1408
Olympic Competitor nr 1544
B. 1951-06-24, Australia
Track and Field (3 silver)
|4 x 100 m||fifth||sixth||fifth||726|
|4 x 400 m||sixth||-||160|
She had two false starts in the semi-final of the 200 m at Montreal.
B. 1971-09-08, Varna, Bulgaria
Boxing (1 gold, 1 silver)
Written 2000-12-02 - last modified 2002-09-30
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