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Poles in Winter Olympic Games - Torino 2006

I did not even plan to write about Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy in 2006 because I did not believe that we are going to have anybody winning the medal, but we did not only one but two more medals and it two different sport disciplines! Poles always had a stronger team in summer Olympic games compared to winter. We were lucky enough to win two medals in last winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City. But this was thanks to one person, our national hero, ski jumper Adam Malysz and everybody expected this. In these Olympic games we did not have a black horse to bet to.

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Polish Golden and Silver Medallists at Athens 2004

We mentioned already in the previous article Poles in Olympic Games - Medals Count that Polish sportsmen disappointed in Athen Olympic Games, 2004. Polish team consisted of 202 sportsmen and women, but they we received only 10 medals.

There were some nice surprises and new sport stars emerged. Let's start with these positive surprises.

Polish swimmer, Otylia Jedrzejczak, 20 years old became a Polish hero. She won 2 silver medals (100-m butterfly, and 400-m freestyle) and one gold medal in her big race with a wonderful finish - the 200-m butterfly.

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Polish Olympic Bronze Medallists at Athens 2004

In the article below we will present the 5 Polish bronze medalists.

Agata Wrobel repeated her success from Sydney, 2000, proving that she is the strongest European woman. She was third behind the strongest woman of the world, Gonghong Tang from China, see here picture, and behind Jang Mi Ran from South Korea.

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Poland in Summer Olympic Games: Medals Count

Read about medal count in Winter Olympic Games for Poles, read also about 2004 Olympic Games is Athens. The performance measured as the efficiency, amount of medals per one participant, was the worst since 1952. Some newspapers write about it as a failure or even a catastrophe of Polish sport. Poles received only ten medals - 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Four less than during Olympic Games in Sydney (2000) and seven less than in Atlanta games (1996).

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Poles in Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games 2002

Salt Lake City Olympic will be remembered for many reasons. First of all because of the corruption scandal that revealed the dark site of the International Olympic Committee and towns and nations who compete to win the right to organize the games. The article in the BBC explains the scandal in which large sums of money were paid by SLC top officials to members of the International Olympic Committee to secure the bid.

Read more: Poles in Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games 2002

   

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