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Looking back at the Olympics 1936-1952
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Looking back at the Olympics: Sydney 2000
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Looking back at the Olympics 1924-1932
PARIS 1924 Olympic stars on the rise By the time the Olympics Games returned to Paris after 24 years, its international appeal had radically
Looking back at the Olympics 1956-1964
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Looking back at the Olympics 1992-1996
BARCELONA 1992 A changed world boycotts Olympic boycotts Politically, much had changed in the world between 1988 and 1992. The Soviet bloc had
Looking back at the Olympics 1896-1904
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Looking back at the Olympics 1980-1988
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Looking back at the Olympics 1908-1920
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Looking back at the Olympics 1968-1976
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Why does India perform so poorly at the Olympics?
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Olympics: planned economies and the need to succeed
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Eleven weightlifters, including six medalists, retest positive from London 2012
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