FOIA The Dead

Nina Ponomareva

Nina Ponomoreva was an Olympic discus thrower from the Soviet Union. In 1956 she was involved in a minor diplomatic crisis, when she was accused (and found guilty) of shoplifting hats in the United Kingdom. Her short FBI file consists of newspaper reports of that incident and its fallout.

New York Times obit: Nina Ponomareva, Soviet Olympian Who Set Off a Diplomatic Crisis, Dies at 87