A sportswriter lists the most memorable Olympic performances of the modern Games. Sure, you've heard of Nadia Comaneci, Mark Spitz, and Jesse Owens, but are you familiar with Abebe Bikila, Emil Zatopek, and the other past Olympic stars? What other Olympic performances would you add to the list? http://www.sportingo.com/olympic-games/a9858_top-ten-greatest-olympic-moments -via Digg
along the lines of Christophe's comments- Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards the British skijumper at Calgary in '88.
How about Rafer Johnson and C.K. Yang's titanic battle in the Decathlon? Edwin Moses' last heroic stand, or even Carl Lewis' last swan song where he went out as he started, on top after a long time in the sport? That's just track and field. What about other sports, like Shun Fujimoto who scored a 9.7 on the gymnastic rings by nailing a perfect 8 foot landing with a broken knee, helping his team win the gold in Montreal?