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Eddie Sachs -- b.5/28/1917 d.5/30/1964 (47)
Auto Racer

Toni Sailer -- b.11/17/1935 d.8/24/2009 (73)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Names/Places: aka:Anton
Misc: was the first to win three alpine gold medals in the Winter Olympics--taking downhill, slalom and giant slalom events in 1956.

Sylvi Saimo -- b.11/12/1914 d.3/12/2004 (89)
Runner, Kayaker, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: Olympic gold 1952

Alberto Salazar -- b.8/7/1958
Runner, Track and Field, Cuban
Misc: Track Coach; 3x N.Y. & Boston Marathon winner

Graham Salmon -- b.9/5/1952 d.10/??/1999 N.S. (0)
Runner
Misc: holder of the world's fastest 100 meters by a blind man

Earl Sande -- b.11/13/1898 d.8/20/1974 (75)
Jockey
Misc: 1920s leading jockey

Summer Sanders -- b.10/13/1972
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Sylvain Saudan -- b.9/23/1936
Skier, Swiss
Misc: holder of the worlds record for skiing a descent of 60 degrees.

Swede Savage -- b.8/26/1946 d.7/2/1973 (26)
Auto Racer

Rudolph Schaefer -- b.7/9/1900 d.9/2/1982 (82)
Businessperson, Brewer, Yachtsperson

Christine Scheels -- b.2/7/1977
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-1994

Ard Schenk -- b.9/16/1944
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: who in 1972 won three gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games and became the first skater to win the 500-, 1,500-, 5,000-and 10,000-metre races at the world championships. He received his Olympic gold medals that year for the latter three distances.

Donald Schollander -- b.4/30/1946
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won 4 gold medals at 1964 Olympics, plus one gold and one silver in 1968; won Sullivan Award in 1964; set 8 world records in the 400-meter freestyle and 9 in the 200-meter in his career; Sullivan Award (U.S. outstanding athlete [1964].

Joseph Schooling -- b.6/16/1995 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Ken Schrader -- b.5/29/1955
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR driver

Karl Schranz -- b.11/18/1930
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Misc: Ski Racer; slalom (Olympic-1968)

Don Schumacher -- b.??/??/????
Drag Racer

Michael Schumacher -- b.1/3/1969
Auto Racer, German

Manfred Schumann -- b.2/7/1951
Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, West German
Misc: bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)

Wendell Scott -- b.8/29/1921 d.12/23/1990 (69)
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR

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William Ralph Seagraves -- b.4/21/1929 d.9/27/1998 (69)
Businessperson, Drag Racer
Misc: initiated R.J. Reynolds sponorship of motorsports

Dick Seaman -- b.2/4/1913 d.6/25/1939 (26)
Auto Racer, English

Seattle Slew -- b.2/15/1974 d.5/7/2002 (28)
Racehorse

Secretariat -- b.3/30/1970 d.10/4/1989 (19)
Racehorse
Names/Places: NN:Big Red
Misc: won 1973 Triple Crown, set track records at the Kentucky Derby breaking the 2-minute mark, won at Belmont by 31 lengths, earned $1,316,808 in 3 yrs.

Ayrton Senna -- b.3/21/1960 d.5/1/1994 (34)
Auto Racer, Brazilian
Misc: formula-1 racer (1988 champ)

Ake Seyffarth -- b.1/15/1919 d.1/1/1998 (78)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)

Aleksandr Shaparenko -- b.2/16/1946
Kayaker, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)

Wilbur Shaw Jr. -- b.10/28/1926
Auto Racer

Wilbur Shaw Sr. -- b.10/31/1902 d.10/30/1954 (51)
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 champ 3x in 1937, 1939, and 1940

George Sheehan -- b.11/5/1918 d.11/1/1993 (74)
Runner

Carroll Shelby -- b.1/11/1923 d.5/10/2012 (89)
Auto Racer
Misc: Sports car racing, Formula One, and founder of Carroll Shelby International; cult classic car designer

Lee Shepherd -- b.8/30/1944 d.3/11/1985 (40)
Auto Racer

Mel Sheppard -- b.9/5/1884 d.1/4/1942 (57)
Runner
Misc: middle-distance runner, the first to win two gold medals in individual events in the Olympic Games.

Ludmila Shevtsova -- b.11/26/1934
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)

Mikaela Shiffrin -- b.3/13/1995 N.S.
Skier

Willie "Bill" Shoemaker -- b.8/19/1931 d.10/12/2003 (72)
Jockey
Names/Places: b. in Fabens, Texas
Misc: made 40,350 starts, winning 8,833 races, 6,136 places, 4,987 shows, 1,009 state winners, four Kentucky Derby wins, two Preakness wins, five Belmont Stakes wins, and 11 Triple crown wins; he earned $123,375,524 in 1014 stakes wins; Jockey's Guild Pres, trainer; 3-time Eclipse Award winner as Jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continues to train horses; in 1956 he won $2 million.

Frank Shorter -- b.10/31/1947
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, German
Misc: won gold medal in marathon at 1972 Olympics, 1st U.S. marathoner to win in 64 years.

Victoria Silvstedt -- b.9/19/1974
Actress, TV/Radio Talk Show Hostess, Singer, Skier, Model, Playmate, Swedish
Misc: December 1996; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1997; RFMN:Karen Victoria

Don Simington -- b.3/15/1963
Jockey

Ellie Simmonds -- b.11/11/1994 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Tom Simpson -- b.11/30/1937 N.S. d.7/13/1967 N.S. (29)
Bicyclist, English

Lydia Skoblikova -- b.3/8/1939
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64; became the first athlete to win four gold medals in a single Winter Olympic competition (1964). The combination of these four medals with the two she had won in 1960 made her also the first athlete to earn six gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games.

James "Tod" Sloan -- b.8/10/1874 d.12/21/1933 (59)
Jockey
Misc: popularized the "monkey crouch" riding style

Raisa Smetanina -- b.2/29/1952
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)

Ludmila Smirnova -- b.7/21/1949
Jockey, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

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Brian (Skater) Smith -- b.10/26/1973
Speed Skater

Bruton Smith -- b.3/2/1927 N.S.
Auto Racer
Misc: promoter and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Dean Smith -- b.1/15/1932
Actor, Stuntman, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: Olympic Gold 1952

Francie Larrieu Smith -- b.11/23/1952
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, American
Misc: 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)

Louise Smith -- b.7/31/1916 d.3/4/2006 (89)
Auto Racer
Misc: tied for the second woman to race in NASCAR at the top level.

Ollen Bruton Smith -- b.3/3/1927
Auto Racer
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; promoter and CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Regan Smith -- b.9/23/1983 N.S.
Auto Racer

Robyn Smith -- b.8/14/1944
Jockey
Names/Places: Fred Astaire's wife; LN:Astaire

Ronnie Ray Smith -- b.3/28/1949 d.3/31/2013 N.S. (64)
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1968)

Tommy Smith -- b.6/6/1944
AFL Figure, Football Wide Receiver, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: an Olympic gold medal sprinter, expelled from Olympic Village for raising black-gloved fist and bowing head during the playing of the U.S. anthem to protest racism in the U.S.; held the world record for the 200-metre dash with turn (1966-71), his best time being 19.83 seconds--the first time that the distance was run in less than 20 s--and for the straightaway 200-metre dash (1965-79), 19.5 s.

Tracy Smith -- b.3/15/1945
Runner

Marcia Jones Smoke -- b.7/18/1941
Canoer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Peter Snell -- b.12/17/1938
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, New Zealand
Misc: won the gold medal in 800m at 1960 Olympics, then won both the 800m and 1,500m at 1964 Games.

Tom Sneva -- b.6/1/1948
Auto Racer
Misc: Indy 500 champ 1983

Rebecca Soni -- b.3/18/1987 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Jimmy Spencer -- b.2/15/1957
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR driver

Mark Spitz -- b.2/10/1950
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Modesto
Misc: set 23 world and 35 U.S. records; won all-time record 7 gold medals (4 individual, 3 relay) in 1972 Olympics; also won 4 medals (2 gold, a silver and a bronze) in 1968 Games for a total of 11; comeback attempt at age 41 foundered in 1991.

Frank Stack -- b.1/1/1906 d.1/5/1987 (81)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: Bronze 1932

Manfred Stengl -- b.4/1/1946 d.6/6/1992 N.S. (46)
Luger, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Misc: 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)

Ingemar Stenmark -- b.3/18/1956
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: alpine skier; 3-time World Cup overall champ (1976-78); 86 World Cup wins in 16 years (1974-87); won 2 gold medals at 1980 Olympics.

Woody Stephens -- b.9/1/1913 d.8/22/1998 (84)
Horse Trainer
Misc: Horse racing trainer who saddled an unprecedented 5 straight winners in Belmont Stakes (1982-86); also had two Kentucky Derby winners (1974,84); trained 1982 Horse of Year Con-quistador Cielo.

Gary Stevens -- b.3/6/1963
Actor, Sports Analyst, Jockey

Sir Jackie Stewart -- b.6/11/1939
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer, Scotish
Misc: retired with 27 Formula One races and 3 world driving titles from 1965-73.

James Stewart Jr. -- b.12/21/1985 N.S.
Motorcyclist
Misc: Motorcycle Racer

Tony Stewart -- b.5/20/1971
Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN: Smoke

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Tina Maria Stone -- b.4/5/1934
Runner
Misc: runner of the greatest distance in one year: 15,472 miles.

Casey Stoner -- b.10/16/1985 N.S.
Auto Racer, Australian

Sharon Stouder -- b.11/9/1948 d.6/23/2013 N.S. (64)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: aka Sharon Marie Stouder or Sharon Stouder Clark
Misc: Olympic Gold 1964

Picabo Street -- b.4/3/1971
Skier, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic Gold 94, three gold medals

Wendel Suckow -- b.4/11/1967
Luger, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-1994

Danny Sullivan -- b.3/9/1950
Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
Misc: Indy-car racer (over 10 wins); 1985 Indy 500 champ

Peter Sundelin -- b.1/13/1947
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: Olympic gold 1968

John Surtees -- b.2/11/1934
Auto Racer, Motorcyclist, English
Misc: Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Len Sutton -- b.8/9/1925 d.12/3/2006 (81)
Auto Racer

Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert -- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)
Auto Racer

Nancy Swider-Peltz -- b.8/20/1956
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete

Kathrine Switzer -- b.1/5/1947
Author, Sports Commentator, Runner, German

Tom Sykes -- b.8/19/1985 N.S.
Motorcyclist

Éva Székely -- b.4/3/1927
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)

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