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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 August, 2003, 12:02 GMT 13:02 UK
The Olympics: 1980 to today
Juan Antonio Samaranch in 1980
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Juan Antonio Samaranch was elected the president of the IOC in 1980. He ruled the Olympic movement until 2001
Celebrations for the Moscow Games in 1980
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The Moscow Games were marred by a boycott in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
In Moscow, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett went head to head in the 800m and the 1500m. Ovett won the 800, here Coe wins the 1500
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In Moscow, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett went head to head in the 800m and the 1500m. Ovett won the 800, but Coe won the 1500
Daley Thompson won his second gold in the Olympic decathlon at Los Angeles 1984
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Daley Thompson won his second gold in the Olympic decathlon at Los Angeles 1984
But the star of 1984 was Carl Lewis. America's greatest Olympian took four titles and finished his career in 1996 with nine
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But the star of 1984 was Carl Lewis. America's greatest Olympian took four titles and finished his career in 1996 with nine
Seoul 1988 will forever be associated with Ben Johnson - stripped of his 100m title after failing a drugs test
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Seoul 1988 will forever be associated with Ben Johnson - stripped of his 100m title after failing a drugs test
Florence Griffith-Joyner was the outstanding athlete at the Games, winning three golds and a silver
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Florence Griffith-Joyner was the outstanding athlete at the Games, winning three golds and a silver
In Barcelona in 1992 Michael Jordan and the dream team were unstoppable
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In Barcelona in 1992 Michael Jordan and the dream team were unstoppable
The most successful competitor in Barcelona was gymnast Vitali Sherbo from the Soviet team as he picked up six gold medals
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The most successful competitor in Barcelona was gymnast Vitali Sherbo from the Soviet team as he picked up six gold medals
Michael Johnson won an unprecedented 200 and 400m double in Atlanta in 1996
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Michael Johnson won an unprecedented 200 and 400m double in Atlanta in 1996
Alexander Popov of Russia won two gold and two silver medals in Atlanta in 1996
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Russian swimmer Alexander Popov won two gold and two silver medals in Atlanta
Ian Thorpe
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In Sydney, Australia's Ian Thorpe became the latest Olympic phenomenon, winning three gold and two silvers
Marian Jones
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Marian Jones did not quite get her record five gold medals - just the three plus two bronze medals.




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