Diego García Corrales (October 12, 1961 – March 31, 2001) was a long-distance athlete from Spain, who finished in 9th position (2:14.56) in the men's marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Four years later, when Atlanta, United States hosted the Games, he ended up in 53rd place, clocking 2:22:11. He was born in Azkoitia, Gipuzkoa and died in Azpeitia.
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||14th||Marathon||2:21:16|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||9th||Marathon||2:14:56|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||2nd||Marathon||2:10:46|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||6th||Marathon||2:15:34|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||53rd||Marathon||2:22:11|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||—||Marathon||DNF|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||—||Marathon||DNF|
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on 26 April 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and most recent time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to host those Games.
Juan Antonio Samaranch y Torelló, 1st Marquess of Samaranch was a Spanish sports administrator and minister of sports under the Franco regime (1973–1977) who served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. Samaranch served the second-longest term as the head of the IOC, the longest being that of Pierre de Coubertin.
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Arvydas Romas Sabonis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of the best European players of all time, he won the Euroscar six times, and the Mr. Europa Award twice. He played in a variety of leagues, and spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in the United States. Playing the center position, Sabonis won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, in South Korea, for the Soviet Union, and later earned bronze medals at the 1992 Olympic Games and 1996 Olympic Games, while representing Lithuania. He retired from professional basketball in 2005. Sabonis was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers, in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft, but he did not play his first NBA game until the age of 30, in 1995.
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Teófilo "Teó" Cruz Downs was a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. After playing college basketball, Cruz played in Puerto Rico's top level league, the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) with Cangrejeros de Santurce, Indios de Canóvanas, Mets de Guaynabo, Cardenales de Río Piedras, and Taínos de Mayagüez. Cruz also played in Spain with Picadero Damm, and in Belgium with Racing Club Mechelen.
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Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt is a retired Brazilian professional basketball player. He is also known as Oscar Schmidt in Spain, where he played for Fórum Valladolid for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, and simply Oscar, or Mão Santa, in his homeland. Schmidt played the small forward position, was 2.05 m tall and weighed 107 kg (236 lbs). He was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
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