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  Wednesday, 4 July, 2001, 18:03 GMT 19:03 UK
Athens to Seoul
Great names and moments from the history of the Olympics (1896-1988).

Paavo Nurmi
Finland's Paavo Nurmi wins one of his five gold medals in Paris 1924, having won three four years earlier

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was the undisputed star of Berlin 1936 with four golds

Fanny Blankers-Koen
12 years later, London hosted the next Olympics and Holland's Fanny Blankers-Koen won four golds

Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon set a long jump world record in 1968 of 6.80m that lasted until 1991

Dick Fosbury
At the same Games, Dick Fosbury (US) invented his famous 'flop' to win gold in the high jump

Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz dominated in the Munich pool of 1972, accumulating an incredible seven gold medals

Olga Korbut
The Soviet Union's Olga Korbut, aged 17, won three golds in gymnastics in Munich

Nadia Comaneci
Four years later in Montreal, Romania's Nadia Comaneci won five medals at the age of 14

Seb Coe and Steve Ovett
Seb Coe and Steve Ovett head to head in the 800m and the 1500m in Moscow, 1980

Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson won his second gold in the Olympic decathlon at Los Angeles

Carl Lewis
But the star of 1984 was Carl Lewis. America's greatest Olympian took four titles


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