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Richard Nowakowski
Richard Nowakowski
Richard Nowakowski
(born 27 September 1955 in Sztum, Poland) is a retired boxer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the men's featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics
1976 Summer Olympics
in Montreal, Canada. There he was defeated in the final by Ángel Herrera of Cuba. Four years later, when Moscow
Moscow
hosted the Summer Games, Nowakowski competed in the lightweight category (– 60 kg), and captured the bronze medal
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Lightweight
Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and rowing.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning lightweight champions1.3 Amateur boxing1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed martial arts 4 Rowing 5 References 6 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61.2 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez,
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Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
(/ˈmɒskoʊ, -kaʊ/; Russian: Москва́, tr. Moskva, IPA: [mɐˈskva] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits[11] and 17.1 million within the urban area.[12] Moscow
Moscow
is recognized as a Russian federal city. Moscow
Moscow
is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia
Russia
and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow
Moscow
is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide
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Munich
Munich
Munich
(/ˈmjuːnɪk/; German: München, pronounced [ˈmʏnçn̩] ( listen),[2] Austro-Bavarian: Minga [ˈmɪŋ(ː)ɐ]) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar
Isar
north of the Bavarian Alps
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Montreal, Canada
Montreal
Montreal
(/ˌmʌntriˈɒl/ ( listen);[14] French: [mɔ̃ʁeal] ( listen); officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada
Canada
as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary",[15] it is named after Mount Royal,[16] the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city,[17][18] and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard
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Boxing
Boxing
Boxing
is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing
Boxing
is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw (professional boxing)
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West Germany
50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972Coordinates: 50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972Languages GermanGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional republicPresident •  1949–1959 Theodor Heuss •  1959–1969 Heinrich Lübke •  1969–1974 Gustav Heinemann •  1974–1979 Walter Scheel •  1979–1984 Karl Carstens •  1984–1990 Richard von WeizsäckerbChancellor •  1949–1963 Konrad Adenauer •  1963–1966 Ludwig Erhard •  1966–1969 Kurt Georg Kiesinger •  1969–1974 Willy Brandt •  1974–1982 Helmut Schmidt •  1982–1990 Helmut KohlcLegislature BundestagHistorical era Cold War •  Formation 23 May 19
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Christopher Ossai
Christopher Ossai (born 1 April 1957) is a Nigerian boxer. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, both times in the lightweight class.[1] References[edit]^ Profile: Christopher Ossai sports.reference.com (Retrieved on 21 January 2014)v t eCommonwealth Boxing Champions in Men's Light Welterweight1954 – 2002: up to 63.5 kg 2006 – present: up to 64 kg1954: Mickey Bergin (CAN) 1958: Henry Loubscher (RSA) 1962: Clement Quartey (GHA) 1966: Jim McCourt (NIR) 1970: Mohamed Muruli (UGA) 1974: Obisia Nwankpa (NGR) 1978: Winfield Braithwaite (GUY) 1982: Christopher Ossai (NGR) 1986: Howard Grant (CAN) 1990: Charles Kane (NZL) 1994: Peter Richardson (ENG) 1998: Michael Strange (CAN) 2002: Darren Barker (ENG) 2006: James Russan (ENG) 2010: Manoj Kumar (IND) 2014: Josh Taylor (SCO) 2018: Jonas Jonas (NAM)This biographical article related to a Nigerian boxer is a stub
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European Amateur Boxing Championships
The European Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for boxing amateurs in Europe, organised by the continent's governing body EUBC, which stands for the European Boxing Confederation
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World Amateur Boxing Championships
The AIBA World Boxing Championships[1] and the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships[2] are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body. Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport. The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba
Cuba
as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in 2001. Formerly known as the World Amateur Boxing Championships and the Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships,[clarification needed] the men's and women's competitions are held separately and since 2006 the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. The number of weight categories was reduced from twelve to eleven in 2003 with the removal of the light middleweight division (−71 kg)
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László Orbán (boxer)
László Orbán (December 9, 1949 – July 15, 2009) was a retired boxer from Hungary, who won the silver medal in the lightweight division (– 60 kg) at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.[1][2] In the final he was defeated by Poland's Jan Szczepański on points (5:0).[1] References[edit]^ a b "László Orbán". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2012.  ^ Pincési, László (2009-07-16). "Elhunyt Orbán László olimpiai ezüstérmes ökölvívó" (in Hungarian). Origo. Retrieved 12 September 2012. databaseOlympics[permanent dead link]This article about an Olympic medalist of Hungary is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis biographical article related to a Hungarian boxer is a stub
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1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a socialist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China. These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC
IOC
Presidency of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow
Moscow
Games – the smallest number since 1956
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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1976 Summer Olympics
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially called the Games of the XXI Olympiad (French: Les XXIes olympiques d'été), was an international multi-sport event in Montreal, Quebec, in 1976, and the first Olympic Games held in Canada. Montreal
Montreal
was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games on May 12, 1970, at the 69th IOC Session
IOC Session
in Amsterdam, over the bids of Moscow
Moscow
and Los Angeles. It is so far the only Summer Olympic Games to be held in Canada
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Boxing At The Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is part of the program.Contents1 Events 2 Medal table 3 Medalists 4 Nations 5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesEvents[edit] The boxing competition is organized as a set of tournaments, one for each weight class
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Featherweight
Featherweight is a weight class in the combat sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and Greco-Roman wrestling.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing1.1.1 History 1.1.2 Professional champions 1.1.3 Longest reigning featherweight champions1.2 Amateur boxing1.2.1 Olympic champions 1.2.2 Pan American Champions1.3 Notable featherweights2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed Martial Arts 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] History[edit] A featherweight boxer weighs in at a limit of 126 pounds (57 kg). In the early days of the division, this limit fluctuated. The British have generally always recognized the limit at 126 pounds, but in America the weight limit was at first 114 pounds. An early champion, George Dixon, moved the limit to 120 and then 122 pounds
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