Introduction
Firsts
Olympians
Game Makers
More than Champions
Barrier Removers
Superstars
Additional Objects

In the pantheon of sports stars, a few individuals possess transcendent ability and charisma. Through the media, popular culture, and commerce, these larger-than-life stars command worldwide attention. As athletes they inspire imitation. As super-celebrities, they capture the public imagination. As historical figures, they become symbols of their times.












 
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