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Past Olympic Greats - 25 Jul 2011
Past Olympic Greats - 25 Jul 2011
OLYMPICS-CYCLING/
RTR21DLK
August 19, 2008
Chris Hoy of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's sprint track cycling race at...
Beijing, China
Chris Hoy of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's sprint track cycling race at...
Chris Hoy of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's sprint track cycling race at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ATLETICS/
RTR21C4C
August 18, 2008
Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia breaks the world record during the women's pole vault final of the athletics...
Beijing, China
Isinbayeva of Russia breaks the world record during the women's pole vault final of the athletics competition...
Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia breaks the world record during the women's pole vault final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 18, 2008. Isinbayeva cleared 5.05 metres, beating the previous mark of 5.04 metres she had set last month, after taking gold in the event. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
RTR20W1R
August 18, 2008
MICHAEL PHELPS GOLD MEDAL - 2nd of 8
Michael Phelps of the U.S. kisses his second gold medal after the...
Beijing, China
MICHAEL PHELPS GOLD MEDAL - 2nd of 8
MICHAEL PHELPS GOLD MEDAL - 2nd of 8
Michael Phelps of the U.S. kisses his second gold medal after the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. Phelps swam his way into sporting immortality on Aug. 17, 2008, by winning his eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. The 23-year-old, who had already won more gold medals than any other athlete at the Olympics, broke Mark Spitz's record of seven golds at a single Games, set at Munich in 1972. Picture taken August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayFiles (CHINA) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
OLYMPICS-SAILING/
RTR21A0N
August 17, 2008
Ben Ainslie of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Finn class sailing competition...
Qingdao, China
Ben Ainslie of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Finn class sailing competition...
Ben Ainslie of Britain celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Finn class sailing competition during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Qingdao, Shandong province, August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ATLETICS/
RTR219V7
August 17, 2008
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his gold medal during the men's 100m medal ceremony of the athletics...
Beijing, China
Bolt of Jamaica poses with his gold medal during the men's 100m medal ceremony of the athletics competition...
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his gold medal during the men's 100m medal ceremony of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
RTR2193Y
August 17, 2008
Michael Phelps of the U.S. celebrates as the U.S. wins the 4x100m medley relay swimming final at the...
Beijing, China
Michael Phelps of the U.S. celebrates as the U.S. wins the 4x100m medley relay swimming final at the...
Michael Phelps of the U.S. celebrates as the U.S. wins the 4x100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 17, 2008. Phelps won his eighth gold medal of the games. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-GYMNASTICS/
RTR212RJ
August 14, 2008
Gold medallist Yang Wei of China stands on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the men's...
Beijing, China
Gold medallist Yang Wei of China stands on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the men's...
Gold medallist Yang Wei of China stands on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the men's individual all-around artistic gymnastics final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-GYMNASTICS/
RTR210A1
August 13, 2008
Cheng Fei of China (C) celebrates with teammates after winning the women's team artistic gymnastics gold...
Beijing, China
Cheng Fei of China celebrates with teammates after winning the women's team artistic gymnastics gold...
Cheng Fei of China (C) celebrates with teammates after winning the women's team artistic gymnastics gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-GYMNASTICS/
RTR20YBA
August 12, 2008
Members of the Chinese team pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the men's team artistic...
Beijing, China
Members of the Chinese team pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the men's team artistic...
Members of the Chinese team pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the men's team artistic gymnastics final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
RTR20Y7E
August 12, 2008
Natalie Coughlin of the U.S. celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100 meters backstroke...
Beijing, China
Coughlin of the U.S. celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100 meters backstroke final...
Natalie Coughlin of the U.S. celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100 meters backstroke final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 12, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
ATHLETICS-GREECE/
RTX7WGJ
July 13, 2008
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line of the men's 200 meters race during the IAAF Athens Grand...
Athens, Greece
Jamaica's Bolt wins the men's 200 meters race at the IAAF Athens Grand Prix 2008
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line of the men's 200 meters race during the IAAF Athens Grand Prix 2008 at Athens Olympic stadium July 13, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)
ATHLETICS/
RTX6FBY
June 02, 2008
Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica celebrates setting a new world record in the men's 100 metres race next to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates setting a new world record in the men's 100 metres race at the Reebok...
Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica celebrates setting a new world record in the men's 100 metres race next to Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Darvis Patton of the U.S. at the Reebok Grand Prix athletics meet in New York, May 31, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES)
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ATHLETICS-INDOOR/
RTR1Y39Z
March 09, 2008
China's Liu Xiang competes to win the gold medal in the men's 60 metres hurdles final at the 12th IAAF...
Valencia, Spain
China's Liu competes to win the gold medal in the men's 60 metres hurdles final at the 12th IAAF World...
China's Liu Xiang competes to win the gold medal in the men's 60 metres hurdles final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship in Valencia March 8, 2008. Photo taken March 8, 2008. Reuters/Heino Kalis (SPAIN)
ATHLETICS-WORLD/
RTR1TBAP
September 01, 2007
Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle celebrates his win in the men's decathlon at the 11th IAAF World Athletics...
Osaka, Japan
Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle celebrates his win in the men's decathlon at the 11th IAAF World Athletics...
Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle celebrates his win in the men's decathlon at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
ATHLETICS-WORLD/
RTR1TB5V
September 01, 2007
Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle celebrates as he competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon...
Osaka, Japan
Czech Republic's Sebrle celebrates as he competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at...
Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle celebrates as he competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (JAPAN)
SPAIN/
RTR1O6U6
April 01, 2007
Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz attends a news conference in Barcelona April 1, 2007. The Laureus...
Barcelona, Spain
Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz attends a news conference in Barcelona
Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz attends a news conference in Barcelona April 1, 2007. The Laureus World Sports Awards will take place at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on April 2. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN)
CYCLING/WORLD
RTR1O6QK
April 01, 2007
Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 1km time trial final at the...
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Britain's Hoy celebrates victory at the track cycling world championships in Palma de Mallorca
Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 1km time trial final at the track cycling world championships in Palma de Mallorca, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, April 1, 2007. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN)
SWIMMING-WORLD/
RTR1O5XY
April 01, 2007
Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes in the men's 400m individual medley swimming heat at the World Aquatics...
Melbourne, Australia
Phelps of the US competes in the men's 400m individual medley heat at the World Aquatics Championship...
Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes in the men's 400m individual medley swimming heat at the World Aquatics Championship in Melbourne April 1, 2007. REUTERS/David Callow (AUSTRALIA)
ITALY FENCING SPORT
RTR1HX87
October 01, 2006
Italy's Giovanna Trillini (L) and Margherita Gambassi compete in the women's fencing individual foil...
Turin, Italy
Italy's Trillini and Granbassi compete in women's fencing individual foil final in Turin
Italy's Giovanna Trillini (L) and Margherita Gambassi compete in the women's fencing individual foil semi-final at the World Fencing Championship in Turin October 1, 2006. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY)
OLYMPICS SPEED SKATING
RTR16ITI
February 22, 2006
Ahn Hyun-Soo from South Korea speeds during the men's 500 metres short track speed skating heats at the...
Turin, Italy
Ahn Hyun-Soo speeds in the men's 500 metres short track speed skating heat at the Winter Olympic Games...
Ahn Hyun-Soo from South Korea speeds during the men's 500 metres short track speed skating heats at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, February 22, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Segar
OLYMPICS SPEED SKATING
RTR19KMR
February 18, 2006
Ahn Hyun-Soo from South Korea celebrates his gold medal in the men's 1000 metres short track speed skating...
Turin, Italy
Hyun-Soo from South Korea celebrates his gold medal in the men's 1000 metres short track speed skating...
Ahn Hyun-Soo from South Korea celebrates his gold medal in the men's 1000 metres short track speed skating final at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, February 18, 2006. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
OLYMPICS FIGURE SKATING
RTR16AQB
February 16, 2006
Russia's Evgeni Plushenko holds his gold medal after winning the men's figure skating free program at...
Turin, Italy
Russia's Plushenko holds his gold medal after winning the men's figure skating free program in Turin
Russia's Evgeni Plushenko holds his gold medal after winning the men's figure skating free program at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, February 16, 2006. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
SPORT
RTRXJGH
July 09, 2005
Britain's Olympic champion Holmes holds her medals at World and Commonwealth Trials and AAA Championships...
Manchester, UK
Britain's Olympic champion Holmes holds her medals at World and Commonwealth Trials and AAA ...
Britain's Olympic champion Holmes holds her medals at World and Commonwealth Trials and AAA Championships in Manchester. Britain's Olympic champion Kelly Holmes holds her medals at the World and Commonwealth Trials and the AAA Championships in Manchester, July 9, 2005. REUTERS/Matthew Roberts
BRITAIN
RTRVZ0Y
June 06, 2005
Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic bid, Britain's Sebastian Coe, answers questions during a news conference...
London, UK
Britain's Coe attends news conference on British Olympic 2012 bid in London.
Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic bid, Britain's Sebastian Coe, answers questions during a news conference in Canary Wharf in London, June 6, 2005. The politician and former athlete was "delighted" with the technical evalution report from the International Olympic Committee on London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Toby Melville TM/JD
BRITAIN
RTRYHCF
October 18, 2004
Double Olympic gold-medallist Britain's Kelly Holmes waves to the crowd in Trafalgar Square after parade...
London, UK
Double Olympic gold-medallist Britain's Kelly Holmes waves to the crowd in Trafalgar Square after parade...
Double Olympic gold-medallist Britain's Kelly Holmes waves to the crowd in Trafalgar Square after parade through London. Double Olympic gold-medallist Britain's Kelly Holmes waves to the crowd in Trafalgar Square after a parade by the British Olympic team through London to celebrate their performance in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, October 18, 2004. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid
ROMANIA OLYMPICS
RTRX92V
September 02, 2004
Romanian gymnast legend Nadia Comaneci attends a ceremony celebrating Romania's medallists at the Athens...
Bucharest, Romania
Romanian gymnast legend Nadia Comaneci attends a ceremony celebrating Romania's medallists at the ......
Romanian gymnast legend Nadia Comaneci attends a ceremony celebrating Romania's medallists at the Athens Olympics in Bucharest. Romanian gymnast legend Nadia Comaneci attends a ceremony celebrating Romania's medallists at the Athens Olympics at Victoria palace in Bucharest September 2, 2004. Romania ranked 14th at the Olympics with eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
GMH
RTRZY4X
August 28, 2004
Moroccos Hicham El Guerrouj gestures as he celebrates winning the men's 5000 meters final at the Athens...
Athens, Greece
Moroccos Hicham El Guerrouj gestures as he celebrates winning the men's 5000 meters final at the ...
Moroccos Hicham El Guerrouj gestures as he celebrates winning the men's 5000 meters final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj celebrates his two gold medals after winning the men's 5,000 meters final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj won the gold medal in a time of 13 minutes, 14.39 seconds, ahead of Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge. El Guerrouj also took gold in the men's 1,500 metres. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn REUTERS
GMH
RTRZY78
August 22, 2004
Britain's Kelly Holmes celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters final...
Athens, Greece
Britain's Kelly Holmes celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters final...
Britain's Kelly Holmes celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters final in Athens. PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Britain's Kelly Holmes celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the women's 800 meters final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. Britain's Kelly Holmes won the gold medal in a time of one minute 56.38 seconds ahead of Morocco's Hasna Benhassi and Slovenia's Jolanda Ceplak. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn REUTERS
OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTRWCZS
August 23, 2004
Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov tries to calm spectators booing during the men's horizontal bar final at...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Russian Nemov tries to calm booing crowd during horizontal bar excercise at Athens Olympics gymnastics....
Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov tries to calm spectators booing during the men's horizontal bar final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games gymnastics competition, August 23, 2004. Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov's score was booed by spectators for 10 minutes bringing the competition to a standstill until the gymnast appealed for the crowd to calm down. Nemov finished 5th. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell AW/AA
OLYMPICS TABLE TENIS
RTRVYJ6
August 21, 2004
Chinese Yining hits the ball during semi finals match against South Koreas Kyung Ah at the Athens 2004...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Chinese Yining hits the ball during semi finals match against South Koreas Kyung Ah at the Athens ......
Chinese Yining hits the ball during semi finals match against South Koreas Kyung Ah at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. China's Zhang Yining hits the ball during women's singles semi finals table tennis match against South Korea's Kyung Ah Kim at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 21, 2004. China's Yining won the match 13-11 11-8 11-6 5-11 11-8. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
ATHENS
RTRVYCM
August 20, 2004
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Pinsent celebrates gold after men's fours final at the Athens 2004...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Pinsent celebrates gold after men's fours final at the Athens ......
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Pinsent celebrates gold after men's fours final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Britain's four-time Olympic champion Matthew Pinsent (L) is comforted by team mate James Cracknell (R) and Ed Coode (C) during the medals ceremony after the men's fours final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 21, 2004. Pinsent won his fourth gold medal as Britain won with a time of six minutes 06.98 seconds. REUTERS/Kin Cheung Pictures of the Year 2004
OLYMPICS ATHLETICS
RTRVX0M
August 20, 2004
Ethiopia's Sihine, Gebrselassie and Bekele run during the final of the men's 10,000 metres at the Athens...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Ethiopia's Sihine, Gebrselassie and Bekele run during the final of the men's 10,000 metres at the ......
Ethiopia's Sihine, Gebrselassie and Bekele run during the final of the men's 10,000 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ethiopia's (L-R) Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele and Sileshi Sihine run during the final of the men's 10,000 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. Bekele won the race in 27 minutes 05.10 seconds ahead of his compatriot Sileshi Sihine and Eritrea's Zersenay Tadesse. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
OLYMPICS EQUESTRIAN
RTRVKMZ
August 18, 2004
Germany's Bettina Hoy celebrates her Gold Medal during medal ceremony at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Germany's Bettina Hoy celebrates her Gold Medal during s medal ceremony at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games....
Germany's Bettina Hoy celebrates her Gold Medal during medal ceremony at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. Hoy of Germany won the individual three-day eventing Olympic gold medal on Wednesday after Germany was earlier stripped of the team gold and then had it reinstated. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause RKR/AA
OLYMPICS SWIMMING
RTRVIXG
August 18, 2004
Dutch Van den Hoogenband celebrates his gold medal in the mens 100 metres freestyle at the Athens 2004...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Dutch Van den Hoogenband celebrates his gold medal in the mens 100 metres freestyle at the Athens ......
Dutch Van den Hoogenband celebrates his gold medal in the mens 100 metres freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands celebrates his gold medal in the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 18, 2004. REUTERS/David Gray
OLYMPICS SWIMMING
RTRVIPE
August 18, 2004
Henry of Australia is congratulated by Netherlands' de Bruijn after breaking a world record in the women's...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Henry of Australia is congratulated by Netherlands' de Bruijn after breaking a world record in the ......
Henry of Australia is congratulated by Netherlands' de Bruijn after breaking a world record in the women's 100 metres freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Australia's Jodie Henry (R) is congratulated by Netherlands' Inge de Bruijn (L) after breaking a world record in the women's 100 metres freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. Henry took the gold medal within a time of 53.52 seconds. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
ATHENS
RTRX2FV
August 16, 2004
Michael Phelps (L) and Ryan Lochte (2ndL) of the U.S. celebrate their gold medal in the men's 4x200 freestyle...
Athens, Greece
Best of Athens 2004.
Michael Phelps (L) and Ryan Lochte (2ndL) of the U.S. celebrate their gold medal in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay while Australia's Grant Hackett (R) and an unidentified team-mate react behind them at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 17, 2004. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen Pictures of the Year 2004 YH/THI
OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTRVGRT
August 17, 2004
Khorkina of Russian artistic gymnastics team stand on the podium with her bronze medal after the artistic...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Khorkina of Russian artistic gymnastics team stand on the podium with her bronze medal after the ...
Khorkina of Russian artistic gymnastics team stand on the podium with her bronze medal after the artistic gymnastics womens team final in Athens. Svetlana Khorkina of Russia's artistic gymnastics team stand on the podium with her bronze medal after the women's team final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 17, 2004. Romania won gold in the team final ahead of the U.S. and Russia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTRVGRM
August 17, 2004
Khorkina of Russia's artistic gymnastics team adjusts an olive wreath on the head of her team mate Ziganchina....
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Khorkina of Russia's artistic gymnastics team adjusts an olive wreath on the head of her team mate ......
Khorkina of Russia's artistic gymnastics team adjusts an olive wreath on the head of her team mate Ziganchina. Svetlana Khorkina of Russia's artistic gymnastics team adjusts an olive wreath on the head of her team mate Natalia Ziganchina (R) as they wear their bronze medals after the women's team final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 17, 2004. Romania won gold in the team final ahead of the U.S. and Russia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
OLYMPICS SWIMMING
RTRVB3B
August 17, 2004
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe swims in his heat of the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe swims 100 metres freestyle heat at Olympics in Athens.
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe swims in his heat of the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Athens August 17, 2004. REUTERS/Michael Leckel MB/AA
OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTRUY3F
August 14, 2004
Russia's Alexei Nemov performs a parallel bars exercise during the men's artistic gymnastics qualifying...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Russia's Alexei Nemov performs a parallel bars exercise during the men's artistic gymnastics ...
Russia's Alexei Nemov performs a parallel bars exercise during the men's artistic gymnastics qualifying session in Athens. Russia's Alexei Nemov performs a parallel bars exercise during the men's artistic gymnastics qualifying session at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 14, 2004. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
OLYMPICS
RTRUN61
August 11, 2004
Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini looks on during a morning training session at the Dakelia training complex...
Athens, Italy (Italian Republic)
Italian fencer Trillini looks on during a morning training session in Athens.
Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini looks on during a morning training session at the Dakelia training complex in Athens August 11, 2004. The Athens 2004 Olympic Games will run from August 13-29. REUTERS/Tony Gentile TG/SV
SPORT GYMNASTICS
RTRSPXJ
June 24, 2004
Paul Hamm listens during the national anthem before the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials in Anaheim,...
Anaheim, UNITED STATES
PAUL HAMM STANDS BY US FLAG BEFORE US OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS TEAM TRIALS.
Paul Hamm listens during the national anthem before the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials in Anaheim, California, June 24, 2004. Hamm is top of the combined all-around standings after Day 1 of the event, which showcases top Olympic hopefuls vying for two automatic berths for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The remainder of the US team will be announced July 11-18. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson LN
CHINA
RTRS35Z
January 27, 2002
Former Olympic athletic gold medalist Edwin Moses of the U.S. visits
the Forbidden City in Beijing January...
Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
EDWIN MOSES VISITS THE FOBIDDEN CITY IN BEIJING.
Former Olympic athletic gold medalist Edwin Moses of the U.S. visits
the Forbidden City in Beijing January 27, 2002. Moses, former Olympic
gymnastic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci and former Olympic swimming gold
medalist Mark Spitz arrived in China as part of their ongoing role in
support of the global charity programme which aims to fund and promote
the use of sport as a tool for social change throughout the world.
REUTERS/Guang Niu

GN/CP
CHINA
RTRS350
January 27, 2002
Former Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (L) of Romania
and former Olympic athletic gold...
Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
NADIA COMANECI AND EDWIN MOSES VISIT THE TIANANMEN SQUARE IN BEIJING.
Former Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (L) of Romania
and former Olympic athletic gold medalist Edwin Moses (R) of the U.S.
visit the Tiananmen Square in Beijing January 27, 2002. Comaneci, Moses
and former Olympic swimming gold medalist Mark Spitz arrived in China
as part of their ongoing role in support of the global charity
programme which aims to fund and promote the use of sport as a tool for
social change throughout the world. REUTERS/Guang Niu

GN
SPORT OLYMPICS GYMNASTIC
RTR12DMJ
December 08, 2000
The Russian Federation's Alina Kabaeva, who will take part in the gymnastic rhythmic women's individual...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
The Russian Federation's Alina Kabaeva, who will take part in the gymnastic rhythmic women's individual all around event, jumps during a gymnastic gala at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games September 26. The gala closed the competition of artistic gymnastic.

HRM/
SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS
RTR112PY
September 27, 2000
Olympic 400m champion Cathy Freeman of Australia reacts after her heat of the women's 200m race at the...
Sydney, Australia
CATHY FREEMAN OF AUSTRALIA REACTS AFTER WOMENS 200M HEAT.
Olympic 400m champion Cathy Freeman of Australia reacts after her heat of the women's 200m race at the Sydney Olympics, September 27, 2000. Freeman finished third with a time of 23.11 seconds.

ASW/HB
SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR1107Q
September 25, 2000
Britain's Jonathan Edwards carries the Union Jack after winning the gold medal in the mens triple jump...
Sydney, Australia
EDWARDS WALKS WITH THE BRITISH FLAG IN SYDNEY.
Britain's Jonathan Edwards carries the Union Jack after winning the gold medal in the mens triple jump final at the Sydney Olympics September 25, 2000. Edwards jumped a distance of 17.71 seconds.

IWAL
SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS
RTR11070
September 25, 2000
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie celebrates his win in the mens 10,000m final at the Sydney Olympics September...
Sydney, Australia
GAEBRSELASSIE WINS THE MENS 10,000M IN SYDNEY.
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie celebrates his win in the mens 10,000m final at the Sydney Olympics September 25, 2000. Gebrselassie finished in a time of 27 minutes, 18.20 seconds.

JIR/JDP
SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS
RTR10ZSS
September 25, 2000
Australia's Cathy Freeman carries both the Aboriginal and the Australian flags during a victory lap after...
Sydney, Australia
AUSTRALIA'S CATHY FREEMAN CARRIES FLAGS AT THE SYDNEY OLYMPIC GAMES.
Australia's Cathy Freeman carries both the Aboriginal and the Australian flags during a victory lap after winning the women's 400m final at the Sydney Olympic Games September 25, 2000. Freeman won the race with a time in 49.11 seconds ahead of second place Jamaica's Lorraine Graham's 49.58 seconds and Great Britain's Katherine Merry who finished third with a time of 49.72 seconds.

PB
SPORT OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTR10X61
September 24, 2000
Svetlana Khorkina of Russia winks and sticks out her tongue after being awarded the gold medal in the...
Sydney, Australia
KHORKINA STICKS OUT TONGUE AFTER OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS GOLD.
Svetlana Khorkina of Russia winks and sticks out her tongue after being awarded the gold medal in the women's apparatus uneven bars competition at the Olympic Games in Sydney on September 24, 2000. Khorkina won the gold medal, followed by Chinese gymnasts Ling Jie and Yang Yun who won the silver and bronze medals.

CLH/
SPORT OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTR10X4B
September 24, 2000
Svetlana Khorkina of Russia performs in the women's apparatus uneven bars competition at the Olympic...
Sydney, Australia
KHORKINA WINS OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS APPARATUS FINALS.
Svetlana Khorkina of Russia performs in the women's apparatus uneven bars competition at the Olympic Games in Sydney on September 24, 2000. Khorkina won the gold medal, followed by Chinese gymnasts Ling Jie and Yang Yun who won the silver and bronze medals.

CLH/JDP
SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS
RTR10V91
September 23, 2000
United States runner Maurice Greene kisses his shoes after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal...
Sydney, Australia
MAURICE GREENE KISSES GOLDEN SHOES AFTER WINNING MENS 100M AT OLYMPICS.
United States runner Maurice Greene kisses his shoes after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's 100m race at the Olympic Games in Sydney on September 23, 2000. Greene won with a time of 9.87 seconds.

CLH/
SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR10U1U
September 23, 2000
Steve Redgrave of Britain shows his gold medal after winning the men's coxless four rowing event at the...
Sydney, Australia
STEVE REDGRAVE SHOWS GOLD WON IN THE MEN'S COXLESS FOUR ROWING EVENT AT HIS FIFTH OLYMPICS.
Steve Redgrave of Britain shows his gold medal after winning the men's coxless four rowing event at the Sydney Olympics September 23, 2000. Great Britain won the gold medal ahead of Italy and Australia. It is the fifth Olympic gold medal for Redgrave.

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SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR10TRC
September 23, 2000
Matthew Pinsent, Steven Redgrave and James Cracknell (L to R) celebrate after winning the gold medal...
Sydney, Australia
BRITS CELEBRATE AFTER WINNING THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE MEN'S COXLESS FOUR ROWING EVENT.
Matthew Pinsent, Steven Redgrave and James Cracknell (L to R) celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's coxless four rowing event at the Sydney Olympics September 23, 2000. Great Britain won the gold medal ahead of Italy and Australia. Steve Redgrave of Britain claimed his fifth gold in successive Olympics. Redgrave won his first gold in the coxed fours in Los Angeles in 1984 followed up with wins in the men's coxless pairs at Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). ACLA
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SPORT OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS
RTR110LI
September 21, 2000
Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan, 16, pictured in this September 21, 2000 file photo has been stripped...
Sydney, Australia
FILE PHOTO OF ROMANIAN GYMNAST ANDREEA RADUCAN.
Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan, 16, pictured in this September 21, 2000 file photo has been stripped of her all round gold medal after testing positive for a drug banned by the International Olympic Committee, IOC German executive board member Thomas Bach said September 26, 2000. Romanian Olympic Committee president Ioan Tiriac tod reporters Raducan had tested positive for pseudo-ephedrine after taking Nurofen, an over-the-counter medicine to treat a cold.

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SPORT OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS
RTR10PDK
September 20, 2000
Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov jokes with the crowd after winning the gold medal in the men's all-around...
Sydney, Australia
A COMBO PICTURE OF RUSSIA'S NEMOV JOKING TO THE CROWD AFTER WINNING GYMNASTICS GOLD MEDAL IN SYDNEY.
Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov jokes with the crowd after winning the gold medal in the men's all-around final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September 20, 2000. China's Yang Wei won silver and Ukraine Oleksandr Beresh won the bronze.

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SPORT OLYMPICS SWIMMING
RTR10GKM
September 16, 2000
Australia's Ian Thorpe shows off his gold medal following the 400m mens freestyle swimming event at the...
Sydney, Australia
AUSTRALIA'S IAN THORPE SHOWS OFF GOLD MEDAL.
Australia's Ian Thorpe shows off his gold medal following the 400m mens freestyle swimming event at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games September 16, 2000. Thorpe set a new world record time of three minutes 40.59 seconds.

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SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR1061B
September 07, 2000
Britain's 110 metre hurdler Colin Jackson (L) laughs with former Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson...
Gold Coast, Australia
BRITAIN'S HURDLER COLIN JACKSON CHATS WITH DALEY THOMPSON.
Britain's 110 metre hurdler Colin Jackson (L) laughs with former Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson at the British training camp September 7, 2000 on the Gold Coast north of Sydney. Jackson is hoping for gold at Sydney 2000 which will be his last Olympics.

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SPORT-ATHLETICS
RTRZYHW
August 28, 2000
Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain smiles after winning the triple jump event at the Norwich...
Glasgow, UK
JONATHAN EDWARDS OF GREAT BRITAIN AT GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL STADIUM.
Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain smiles after winning the triple jump event at the Norwich Union Classic at Gateshead International Stadium England August 28.

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YEAREND
RTR12E5G
July 15, 2000
Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee flies past the crowd during the women's long jump competition at...
Sacramento, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee flies past the crowd during the women's long jump competition at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, July 16, 2000. Joyner-Kersee, who was trying to make her fifth Olympic Team, failed to qualify. Marion Jones won the event.

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