Oleg Protopopov

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Protopopov in 1965

Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov (Russian: Оле́г Алексе́евич Протопо́пов; born 16 July 1932)[1][2] is a former Russian-Swiss pair skater. He was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR.

Protopopov represented the Soviet Union. With his wife Ludmila Belousova he is a two-time Olympic champion (1964, 1968) and four-time World champion (1965–1968).[3] In 1979 the pair defected to Switzerland and became Swiss citizens in 1995. They continued to skate at ice shows and exhibitions through their seventies.

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  1. Oleg Protopopov and Lyudmila Belousova, Encyclopædia Britannica, retrieved 1 September 2011
  2. "Oleg Protopopov". ESPN. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. "Oleg Protopopov". Sports-reference. 2011-02-19.

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