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  • News | Olympic News

    Teófilo Stevenson: a Heavyweight worth his Weight in Gold

    Teófilo Stevenson stood out both for the record that he set - he was the first boxer to win three Olympic gold medals in the same category at three consecutive editions of the Games – and for his indefectible loyalty to his country. The Cuban boxer was one of the best athletes of the 20th century. Today he celebrates his 55th birthday - a chance to look back on the brilliant career of this athlete.
    29 Mar 2007 | Olympic News, Boxing, Heavy (up to 91kg), Men, Cuba, STEVENSON, Teófilo
  • News | Athens 2004

    Ward honours father with boxing gold

    The light-heavyweight boxing competition in Athens brought together two athletes who arrived at the Games on the back of spectacular runs of form. The American Andre Ward was only 20 years old, but had put together a six-year unbeaten run. He was inspired by the memory of his father, Frank, who had encouraged him to develop his talent in the ring.
    29 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004
  • News | Athens 2004

    Rezazadeh raises the bar yet again

    Iran’s Hossein Rezazadeh had won the super heavyweight gold in Sydney, setting a new world record on the way and earning himself the title of the world's strongest man. Heralded by many throughout the world of weightlifting for breaking the monopoly of Soviet and then Russian weightlifters in the super heavyweight category, back home in Iran, he was acclaimed as sportsman of the year.
    25 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Gardner stuns heavyweight favourite Karelin

    Few athletes have ever arrived at an Olympic Games more heavily fancied to win gold than Russia's super heavyweight wrestler Aleksandr Karelin.
    27 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000
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