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Rita Jacobson (Nussbaum) MP (1911 - 1992)

During a time when the Apartheid Government limited education facilities for black children, Rita was co-founder of Entokozweni School in a black area and acted as Secretary/ Treasurer for many years. ...

1/24/2009 12/12/2015

Ella Maillart (1903 - 1997)


"I am glad that I left home when I was young and followed the wake of the subtle Ulysses, glad to have lived the sea and the desert instead of helping father to air the silky softness of the deep seals...

7/8/2015 7/8/2015

Emil Zátopek MP (1922 - 2000)

Emil Zátopek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɛmɪl ˈzaːtopɛk] ( listen)) (19 September 1922 – 22 November 2000) was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner be...

6/12/2015 6/12/2015

Kolonics György MP (1972 - 2008)

Kolonics György 'Kolo' kétszeres olimpiai bajnok, sportág kenu György Kolonics two-time Olympic champion in canoe sprint Olympic Medal Winners Men's canoe sprint Gol...

4/6/2015 5/24/2015

Vane Hungerford Pennell MP (1876 - 1939)

Vane Hungerford Pennell (August 16, 1876 – June 17, 1938) English rackets and real tennis player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain. Educated at Eton, Charterhouse an...

9/1/2014 9/1/2014

Tonya Harding MP

Yacolt, Clark, Washington, United States

Yacolt, Clark, Washington, United States

Tonya Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World C...

10/27/2012 2/23/2014

Sonja Henie MP (1912 - 1969)

From Wikipedia : Sonja Henie (8 April 1912 – 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time...

5/24/2011 8/31/2012

Maribel Vinson MP (1911 - 1961)

Maribel Yerxa Vinson-Owen (October 12, 1911 – February 15, 1961) was an American figure skater and coach. She competed in the disciplines of ladies singles and pair skating. As a single skat...

8/30/2012 8/30/2012

Shannon Lee Miller MP

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Shannon Lee Miller is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-aroun...

8/6/2012 8/6/2012

Cathy Freeman is a former Australian sprinter and an Olympic gold medalist. More here: .

3/4/2012 8/4/2012

Dawn Fraser MP

"Dawnie", "Fras", "Flipper", "Phantom"

Dawn Fraser AO, MBE (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian champion swimmer and politician. She is one of only three swimmers to win the same Olympic event three times – in her case the 100 me...

8/4/2012 8/4/2012

Bradley Marc Wiggins , CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British professional track and road cyclist, riding for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky. He won the 2012 Tour de France, becoming the first British winner ...

7/26/2012 7/27/2012

Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE (born 23 March 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland. He is a multiple world champion and Olympic Game...

7/26/2012 7/26/2012

WIP - CJB construction site!

7/16/2012 7/16/2012

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) - English former athlete. Ran the first mile in less than 4 minutes. Became a distinguished neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, bef...

7/15/2012 7/15/2012

Abebe Bikila MP (1932 - 1973)

Abebe Bikila (አበበ ቢቂላ) (August 7, 1932 – October 25, 1973) was a two-time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. Abebe Bikila grew up in a typical v...

7/13/2012 7/13/2012

Liz McColgan MP



Elizabeth ("Liz") McColgan (née Lynch) MBE (born 24 May 1964) is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athlete. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres ...

7/12/2012 7/12/2012

Rosa Mota (born June 29, 1958) is a Portuguese former marathon runner, one of her country's foremost athletes. She is also considered to have been one of the best marathon runners of the 20th century. ...

7/2/2012 7/2/2012

Wyndham Halswelle (1882 - 1915)

Wyndham Halswelle (30 May 1882 – 31 March 1915) was a British athlete. He won the controversial 400 m race at the 1908 Summer Olympics, becoming the only athlete to win an Olympic title by a wal...

7/1/2012 7/1/2012

Arthur Gore Born: January 02, 1868 Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England Died: December 01, 1928 International Tennis Hall of Fame Holding the record for most tournament appearances at Wimbledon with 3...

7/1/2012 7/1/2012

Launceston Elliot MP (1874 - 1930)

Launceston Elliot (9 June 1874 – 8 August 1930) was a Scottish weightlifter. He was the first British Olympic champion. Launceston Elliot was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, after...

5/1/2012 6/23/2012

Helen Wills Moody (1905 - 1998)

Helen Newington Wills Roark (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody, was an American tennis player. She has been described as "the first American born woman to ach...

2/4/2012 6/22/2012

Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, KBE MP

"Baron Coe KBE", "Seb Coe"

Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, KBE, often known as Seb Coe, is an English former athlete and politician. Seb Coe is considered one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time. He won the B...

3/4/2012 6/21/2012

Nadia Comăneci Born November 12, 1961 Married Bart Connor Nadia Comaneci is one of the most-celebrated gymnasts in the history of the sport. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Queb...

6/13/2012 6/13/2012

Alvin Christian Kraenzlein MP (1876 - 1928)

Alvin Christian Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876 – January 6, 1928) was an American athlete. He was the first sportsman to win four Olympic titles in a single Olympic Games. As of 2008[update], he ...

6/12/2012 6/13/2012

Johnny Weissmuller MP (1904 - 1984)

"יואהן Johann"

American swimmer (Olympic gold-medalist) and actor, known as the 'original Tarzan'. (For more information, see Wikipedia... ) Johnny Weissmuller was born in 1904 in Hungary, which then was part of ...

6/9/2012 6/12/2012

Edoardo Mangiarotti MP (1919 - 2012)

The Italian fencer, Edoardo Mangiarotti , was the most decorated fencer in the history of the sport. He won a record 13 Olympic medals (six gold, five silver, two bronze) in fencing from 1936 to 1960 -...

6/10/2012 6/10/2012

Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent, CBE born October 10, 1970 married Demetra Koutsoukos Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent is an English rower and broadcaster. During his rowing career, he won 10 world cham...

6/10/2012 6/10/2012

Mark Andrew Spitz Born 10 Feb 1950 in Modesto, California USA. Son of Arnold Spitz and Lenore Sylvia Smith American swimmer, winner of seven gold medal victories in one Olympiad. And, each of...

6/10/2012 6/10/2012

Carl Lewis MP

Medford, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Medford, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is considered by many to be the greatest track & field athlete of all time. With nine Olympic gold medals, 10 Olympic medals, and eight gold medals at...

6/9/2012 6/9/2012

Hannes Petter Kolehmainen (1889 - 1966)

"Johannes Petter"

Juho Pietari "Hannes" Kolehmainen (9 December 1889, Kuopio – 11 January 1966) was a Finnish long-distance runner. He is considered to be the first of a generation of great Finnish long distance ...

6/9/2012 6/9/2012

Jesse Owens MP (1913 - 1980)

"Jesse Owens", "The Buckeye Bullet", "JC Owens"

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens born September 12, 1913 died March 31, 1980 (complications due to Lung Cancer) nickname "Jesse", The Buckeye Bullet, JC Owens buried Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicag...

6/8/2012 6/8/2012

Charlotte Reinagle Sterry MP (1870 - 1966)


Charlotte Cooper Sterry nee Cooper (1870-1966) "All time tennis legend, five times Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion Charlotte Reinagle Cooper w...

6/8/2012 6/8/2012

Fanny Blankers-Koen MP (1918 - 2004)

"Fanny Blankers-Koen", ""the Flying Housewife""

Fanny Blankers-Koen was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30 year old mother of two, during a time when many dis...

6/8/2012 6/8/2012

Michael Phelps MP

Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer, most notable for being the most decorated Olympian of all time with 19 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for gold medals (15) and gold medals in indi...

5/31/2012 6/7/2012

Jim Thorpe MP (1888 - 1953)

Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to Bright Path) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (mixed Caucasian and Ameri...

8/25/2011 6/7/2012

The only professional boxer to win the heavy-weight championship three times, Muhammad Ali provided leadership and an example for African American men and women around the world with his political and ...

9/2/2010 6/7/2012

Babe Didrikson Zaharias MP (1911 - 1956)


Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete of norwegian origin who achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball, and track and field. She was named the 10th Greatest North Ameri...

4/19/2011 6/7/2012

Caitlyn Jenner MP

"William Bruce Jenner", "Bruce Jenner"

Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner, October 28, 1949), formerly Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired athletic champion. In 1976, Jenner won the gold medal for de...

8/19/2008 6/7/2012

Mary Lou Retton MP

"Mary Retton-Kelley"

Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is an Italian-American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title. P...

11/10/2007 6/7/2012