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  • 56 Bikila 1964 Olympics 0002200P

    56 Bikila 1964 Olympics 0002200P

    24 Oct 1964: Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs through the streets of Tokyo, on his way to winning the marathon at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 1960 in Rome, barely known outside his country, he ran barefoot to become the first black African to winan Olympic title. Four years later, he wore shoes and won by an even greater margin, just five weeks after having his appendix removed and losing eleven days training in his final preparation. Sadly he was badly injured in a car crash five years laterand died prematurely at the age of 41. Under a bursary scheme provided by the IOC, his two children completed their education at Loughborough College in Britain. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
    Friday, October 23, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • SEBASTIAN COE OF GB WINS HIS FI

    SEBASTIAN COE OF GB WINS HIS FI

    1980: Sebastian Coe of Great Britain raises his arms in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win the men's1500m race at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR. Seb Coe, one of the world's outstanding middle distance runners, won two goldmedals in the 1500 metres at both the 1980 Games in Moscow and the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, as well as the silver medals for the 800 metres in both these celebrations. He worked on the first Athletes Commissions of the IOC and addressed the1981 Congress in Barden Barden calling for lifetime bans for drug abuse. He is now a Member of Parliament in Great Britain. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport
    Monday, December 31, 1979 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Laura Flessel-Colovic

    Laura Flessel-Colovic

    17 Sep 2000: Laura Flessel-Colovic of France celebrates after winning Bronze in the Womens Fencing Individual Epee at the Sydney Exhibition Centre during Day Two of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Adam Pretty /Allsport
    Saturday, September 16, 2000 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Chris Hoy Craig MacLean and Jason Queally

    Chris Hoy Craig MacLean and Jason Queally

    17 Sep 2000: Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean and Jason Queally of the Great Britain Men's Track Cycling Olympic Sprint Team on the podium after winning silver at the Dunc Gray Velodrome on Day Two of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
    Saturday, September 16, 2000 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Hiroshi Ikehata

    Hiroshi Ikehata

    17 Sep 2000: Hiroshi Ikehata of Japan in action during the Men's 62kg Weightlifting event at the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on Day Two of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport
    Saturday, September 16, 2000 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Eric Liddell

    Eric Liddell

    Scottish athlete and missionary, Eric Henry Liddell (1902 -1945) being carried round the streets after his Olympic victory. Eric Liddell, known as the 'Flying Scotsman' went to the Paris Olympics in 1924 as the favourite to win the 100 metres race but refused to run because he felt that running on a Sunday conflicted with his Christian beliefs. He won a bronze medal in the 200 metres event instead and then ran the 400 metre race despite having little experience at the distance. He not only won the gold medal but broke the world record by completing the race in 47.6 seconds, an achievement which is celebrated in the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire'. Liddell gained two degrees, one in science and the other in divinity, before leaving Britain to work as a Scottish Congregational Church missionary in China as his parents had before him. Original Publication: People Disc - HG0205 (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Monday, June 30, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Eric Liddell

    Eric Liddell

    1924: Scottish athlete Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) winning the 440 yards race at the Amateur Athletics Association championships. Eric Liddell, known as the 'Flying Scotsman' went to the Paris Olympics in 1924 as the favourite to win the 100 metres race but refused to run because he felt that running on a Sunday conflicted with his Christian beliefs. He won a bronze medal in the 200 metres event instead and then ran the 400 metre race despite having little experience at the distance. He not only won the gold medal but broke the world record by completing the race in 47.6 seconds, an achievement which is celebrated in the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire'. Liddell gained two degrees, one in science and the other in divinity, before leaving Britain to work as a Scottish Congregational Church missionary in China as his parents had before him. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Mascot Albertville 1992

    Mascot Albertville 1992

    Two human-sized “Magic” mascots after a medal presentation ceremony ©IOC Sylvie Chappaz
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 12:57 PM | Photo
  • Jayne Torvill et Christopher Dean (GBR)

    Jayne Torvill et Christopher Dean (GBR)

    The two British skaters gave a magnificent performance to Ravel’s Bolero in the ice dance, and won some exceptional marks: three sixes (the highest score) for technical merit, and nine out of nine possible sixes for artistic performance ©Getty Steve Powell
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:50 AM | Photo
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