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Lilly King makes a statement with gold medal victory

An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.

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Share this:MessageToEagle.com – In 632 B.C. Cylon, a nobleman and former Olympic champion made an attempt to rule Athens. As a winner of the Olympic Games, Cylon of Athens was respected by many and considered a hero. To become even more influential he married the daughter of Theagenes, a tyrant who had taken over control of …

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U.S. Olympic Committee Announces 230-Member 2014 U.S. Olympic Team "The 2014 U.S. Olympic Team features 106 returning Olympians – including one five-time Olympian, two four-time Olympians, 10 three-time Olympians and 23 two-time Olympians. Returning from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, where the U.S. finished first in the overall medal count with 37 medals, are 99 U.S. Olympians. Overall, among the veterans are 49 Olympic medalists, 13 of whom are Olympic champions."

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from About.com Sports

Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - Pair Skating Legends

Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - Pair Skating Legends: The Protopopovs - Two-Time Olympic Champions

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