Carl Lewis - Denied the opportunity to perform at the 1980 Olympics through a US boycott, Lewis was primed for the Olympics being staged in his own backyard. He had it all, determination, consistency & flair. He took the 4 golds he was expected to, amassing 9 Olympic golds, in 5 games. Somehow his PR always came up short. He was roundly booed for only taking 2 of his 6 long jumps in 1984. The IOC voted Lewis - sportsman of the century - in 1999. 1984/Los Angeles.
Greg Louganis - (1960 - ) Diver, author - Olympic Diver won 4 Gold Medals at 1984 7 1988 Olympics and 5 Gold at World Championships plus many others