Coc - Coe - Cog - Coh - Coi - Col - Com - Con - Coo - Cop - Coq - Cor - Cos - Cou - Cov - Cow
B. 1980-10-02, Toronto, Canada
Trampolining (2 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1466
B. 1956-09-29, London, Great Britain
Track and Field (2 gold, 2 silver)
In 1979, he set three world records (800, 1500 and mile) within 41 days.
By the Moskva Olympics, he had lost the 1500 m record to Steve Ovett, and
it was expected that they would share the honours in the middle distance.
When Ovett took the 800 crown however, Coe was determined to take revenge,
and he did.
At Los Angeles, Coe again had to let the 800 go, but again he took the 1500 to become the first man to retain that title.
In 1981, Coe had set a World record at 800 metres, which by 1996 had become the longest standing in the record books, with even the Kenyans not nearing it by less than half a second (only LA Olympic champion Joaquim Cruz coming within 0.04 sec in 1984). The record was equalled by Wilson Kipketer in 1997.
In 1994, he entered the British Parliament.
Olympic Competitor nr 1305
competed from 1992 as
B. 1965-11-15, Romania
Rowing (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
When Marioara Ciobanu-Popescu (1),Veronica
Cogeanu-Cochela (4), Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipa (5),
Ioana Olteanu (1), Elena Georgescu (1), Doina Ignat
(1) and 3 new rowers stepped into the Eight at Atlanta, they had already
won 13 medals between them. They outpaced the Canadians by over 4 seconds
to win another gold and lift them high up the Great Olympian tables. Six
of them returned to Sydney to repeat the triumph.
Olympic Competitor nr 1347
Swimming (2 gold)
|400 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|800 m Free-style||gold||6400|
Olympic Competitor nr 1533
Olympic Competitor nr 1551
B. 1880-05-06, France
Shooting (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|Small-Bore Rifle, team||bronze||480|
|Free Rifle, 3 positions||25th||gold||33rd||6400|
|Free Rifle, free position||28th||0.019|
|Free Rifle, team||fourth||7th||silver||1650|
|Military Rifle, 3 positions||22nd||0.4|
|Military Rifle, Free position||gold||6400|
|Military Rifle, team||fifth||250|
B. 1912-01-23, USA; D. 1940-09-14
Diving (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 883
Olympic Competitor nr 253
Olympic Competitor nr 1026
Olympic Competitor nr 1575
Olympic Competitor nr 819
B. 1961-09-12, Romania
Gymnastics (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|Asymetrical Parallel Bars||gold||-||1600|
B. 1970-06-04, Bormio, Sondrio, Italy
Alpine Skiing (3 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1962-10-05, USA
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
B.1868-11-28, South Boston, MA, USA; D.1957-01-20
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
The first gold medal winner of the modern Olympic Games did not get permission from Harvard University to travel to Athens. Upon his return, he was barred from further studying. In 1949 Harvard awarded the by then 81-year old writer an honorary degree.
Olympic Competitor nr 6
Olympic Competitor nr 1077
B. 1917-01-05, Italy; D.1969-12-20
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
His career had begun in 1937, so he might have competed in six olympics. He bettered the world record three times between 1941 and 1948, when he threw 55.33 m.
B. 1867-12-11, Minturno, Italy; D.1953-02-04
Fencing (1 gold)
|Foil for Masters||fourth||2400|
|Sabre for Masters||gold||9600|
Olympic Competitor nr 333
B. 1975-01-19, Townsville, Australia
Beach Volleyball (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1983-04-13, Swansea, Wales, Great Britain
Cycling, Road (1 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 1145
B. 1870-09-22, Ealing, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1966-10-10
Tennis (2 gold)
One of only six ladies competing at Paris, and the first female gold medallist in Olympic history.
Olympic Competitor nr 764
Swimming (1 silver, 3 bronze)
|100 m Backstroke||bronze||sixth||4800|
|100 m Free-style||bronze||7th/8th||2888|
|400 m Free-style||-||fourth||1600|
|4x100 m Free-style Relay||silver||bronze||1640|
B. 1972-06-17, Kranj, Slovenia
Rowing (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
B. 1904-09-24, New York, NY, USA; D. 1964-02-07
Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 334
Olympic Competitor nr 790
Olympic Competitor nr 517
B. 1904-12-16, Italy; D. 1970-11-23
Fencing (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1414
Olympic Competitor nr 280
B. 1948-11-26, Croatia
Basketball (1 gold, 2 silver)
He appears to be Croatian.
B. 1973-07-30, Puerto Rico, playing for Cuba
Volleyball (3 gold)
Member of the Cuban Volleyball team that won gold at Barcelona, Atlanta and
Her birth place is given as Puerto Rico. I have not found any places in Cuba of that name, nor any explanation as to when she has moved from Puerto Rico (the Island) to Cuba, if that is what she has done.
She lists Fidel Castro as her most admired person, and this is apparently real, because not all the Cuban athletes say this.
Olympic Competitor nr 283
B. 1894-12-27, Philadelphia, Pa, USA; D. 1986-04-17
Rowing (3 gold)
In 1920 and 1924 he partnered his uncle John Kelly,
Sr. (father of Grace) in the double sculls; in 1928 he was partnered
by Charles McIlvaine in the same event. His son Bernard Paul Costello Jr.
(born 1929) won silver in the double sculls in 1956.
Olympic Competitor nr 630
Olympic Competitor nr 1164
Olympic Competitor nr 335
B. 1982-08-23, Vallejo, CA, USA
Swimming (3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||bronze||bronze||5120|
|100 m Backstroke||gold||gold||12800|
|200 m Individual Medley||bronze||2560|
|4x100 m Free-style Relay||silver||silver||2000|
|4x200 m Free-style Relay||gold||bronze||2240|
|4x100 m Medley Relay||silver||silver||2000|
Olympic Competitor nr 1313
Olympic Competitor nr 1165
Olympic Competitor nr 483
B. 1983-09-19, Harare, Zimbabwe
Swimming (2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)
|100 m Backstroke||12th||silver||silver||8040|
|200 m Backstroke||gold||gold||12800|
|200 m Individual Medley||18th||bronze||silver||6562.56|
|400 m Individual Medley||silver||4000|
|100 m Free-style||28th||-||0.0256|
|50 m Free-style||36th||-||0.00065|
At Beijing, in the 200m and the 400 m medley, she swam faster than the existing world records but came only second, twice behind Stephanie Rice. In the 100m backstroke, she swam a world record in the semi-final, but again won only silver - she kept the world record though. Her fourth world record then finally provided her with a gold medal.
Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2002-09-30
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