You Lose

IVAN THE TERRIBLE The Olympics have not been kind to men named Ivan. The Olympics, not to mention their parents, have been downright cruel to men doubly named Ivan. A primer on three who have appeared so far.

IVAN IVANKOV (top) Country: Belarus Sport: Gymnastics Games low point: Weakness in floor exercise cost him bronze medal

IVAN IVANOV (bottom) Country: Bulgaria Sport: Weight lifting Games low point: Stripped of his silver medal for a positive drug test

IVAN IVANOV Country: Kyrgyzstan Sport: Swimming Games low point: Disqualified from two of three events


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