Tag: Emil Zátopek

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XVIII) – Montreal 1976: WALDEMAR CIERPINSKI (1950-)

Cierpinski in 1976 Montreal 1976 gold medal Montreal won unexpectedly the vote that decided the organiser for the 1976 Olympics. The favourites had been Moscow and Los Angeles, that would… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XIII) – Melbourne 1956: ALAIN MIMOUN (1921-2013)

Alain Mimoun, in Melbourne 1956 “I look at my career as a castle: my London silver medal is the foundation; my two Helsinki silver medals are the walls; my gold… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XII) – Helsinki 1952: EMIL ZÁTOPEK (1922-2000)

Emil Zátopek, in Leipzig 1951  “I am not talented enough to run and smile at the same time” Emil Zátopek Helsinki has already been selected to host the Olympics of… Read more »