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    Jaap Eden, Dutch Athlete   Jaap Eden, Dutch Athlete
Jacobus Johannes "Jaap" Eden was a Dutch athlete. He is the only male athlete to have won world championships in both speed skating and cycling (women who have done so are Sheila Young and Christa Rothenburger)....
 
    Jack Johnson, American Boxer   Jack Johnson, American Boxer
John Arthur Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908-1915), a feat which, for...
 
    Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido   Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
Morihei Ueshiba was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as Kaiso, meaning "founder", or Osensei, "Great Teacher". Ueshiba is remembered by his pupils as a master of the martial arts, w...
 
    Duke Kahanamoku, Invented Surfing   Duke Kahanamoku, Invented Surfing
Duke Kahanamoku, known as the "Big Kahuna," was an Olympic champion swimmer who is generally credited with having invented the modern sport of surfing. He was the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of...
 
    George Herman Ruth, Jr. "Babe Ruth"   George Herman Ruth, Jr. "Babe Ruth"
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Many polls place him as the greatest baseball player in history. Ruth began his carrer as a Boston Red Sox pitcher. He compiled an 89-46 win-loss record, and set several World Series rec...
 
    Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan   Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan
Johnny Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth...
 
    Max Schmeling, German Boxer   Max Schmeling, German Boxer
Max Schmeling was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations. Despite...
 
    Jesse Owens, American Athlete   Jesse Owens, American Athlete
Jesse Owens was an African American track-and-field star famous for his performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Before the eyes of the Nazi leadership, who had hoped to use the games as a source of propaganda for Aryan nationalism, Owens cla...
 
    Joe Louis, No.1 Heavyweight of All-time   Joe Louis, No.1 Heavyweight of All-time
Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped ele...
 
    Joe DiMaggio   Joe DiMaggio
The son of a fisherman, Joe DiMaggio is considered one of the most memorable baseball players of all time. For many of the fans who saw him play, he epitomizes grace and excellence. His play, his demeanor and his short marriage to Marilyn Monroe help...
 
    Jackie Robinson, Baseball Player   Jackie Robinson, Baseball Player
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first b...
 
    Anton Geesink, World Judo Champion   Anton Geesink, World Judo Champion
Antonius "Anton" Johannes Geesink was a Dutch 10th-dan judoka. He was a three-time World Judo Champion (1961, 1964 and 1965) and Olympic Gold Medalist (1964). He was 6'6" (1.98m) tall and at one time weighted 320 pounds (145 kg). He was born in Utrec...
 
    Muhammad Ali, The Greatest   Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills he displaye...
 
    Johan Cruijff, Football Player   Johan Cruijff, Football Player
Only few people can be conceited to see how their dreams and illusions become true. Be the destiny or not, the truth is that Johan Cruyff's life has been bound to football since its beginning. His childhood was linked to Ajax, the club that would sho...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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