Steve Cram and Steve Ovtte, Helsinki, 1983.
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Cram (born 1960) wins the 1500 metres at the World Athletics Championships to become Wolrd Champion. Fellow Briton Steve Ovett is on his right. 1983 also saw him voted as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Cram was also European and Commonwealth champion in 1982. He also took part in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and won a silver medal in the 1984 Los Angeles games. Steve Ovett won a gold medal in the 800 meters at the 1980 Olympic games as well as in the 1978 European Championships. At the 1984 Olympics he could not defend his title collapsing on the track after battling with bronchitis.