Tagged: Yesterday’s Hero

Yanko Rusev


Yanko Rusev (b.1958) was a graduate of the Bulgarian weightlifting school that challenged the Soviet team to dominate Olympic weightlifting in the 1970’s and the 1980’s. Overall, while most of the time the Soviets...



  David Rigert was and remain an absolutely “cult figure” for many generations of the fans of the Iron Game. David Rigert (b. 1947) was one of the leading athletes in a legendary Soviet...


Milt Schmidt (1918 – 2017)

Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the ‘‘Kraut Line,’’ served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to...