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    Today, 02:52 PM
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won two Olympic gold medals in the same event. Both parents of this champion died when...
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    Today, 04:26 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread All Over This Land in Historical
    I don't count the 1906 Games as a real Olympic Games.
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread All Over This Land in Historical
    You got him, Per Andersen. It was Imre Nemeth who was born 99 years ago yesterday in Hungary. His son (Miklos) set a world record (94.58) in the...
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    Yesterday, 03:02 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Devon Allen in Current Events
    Imagine that American football never existed and that most of those athletes went out for track and field. I've thought about this for years.
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    09-23-2016, 07:49 PM
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who died on a Friday about 27 years ago. Our birthday athlete also won an Olympic bronze...
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    09-22-2016, 10:50 PM
    At the Olympic Games (like a World Championship), it's not about the time. It'a about winning a medal, especially the gold one. If the time...
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    09-19-2016, 11:25 PM
    I saw it a few days ago on television and wet my pants. My first movie in a theater might have been "Peter Pan". I don't remember going to the...
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    09-19-2016, 11:19 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sewanhaka in Historical
    Emil and Dana were born about 39 miles (63 km) from each other (yes, the same day, month, and year). They celebrated their 14th birthdays the day...
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    09-19-2016, 05:44 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sewanhaka in Historical
    Al Oerter it is and you are correct, he won the 1960 gold medal twelve days before his 24th birthday. Sorry about that. Nice job, bekayne2. ...
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    09-19-2016, 03:51 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Sewanhaka in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won an Olympic gold medal twelve days before turning 24. This athlete never won an...
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    09-18-2016, 03:38 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Devon Allen in Current Events
    He should have quit football last year.
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    09-16-2016, 09:54 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Spiderman in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Kevin Young and nice going, LopenUupunut.
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    09-16-2016, 09:24 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Spiderman in Historical
    Happy 50th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Friday half a century ago this day. This champion also won a World...
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    09-16-2016, 03:07 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Their Day in the Sun in Historical
    Not to me.
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    09-15-2016, 09:47 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Berkane in Historical
    Hicham El Guerrouj it was, LopenUupunut. El Guerrouj turned 42 yesterday (Wednesday) and was 29 when he won the 5,000 and the 1,500 in Athens at...
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    09-14-2016, 02:24 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Berkane in Historical
    Happy 42nd birthday today (Wednesday) to a world record holder and an Olympic champion. This person won three World Indoor Championships gold...
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    09-13-2016, 06:05 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Shamiryan in Historical
    Michael Johnson it is Davidokun. Nice job and happy birthday today (Tuesday) to Michael Johnson.
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    09-13-2016, 02:58 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Shamiryan in Historical
    Happy 49th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won twice as many gold medals at the World Championships as this athlete won at the...
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    09-09-2016, 02:59 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread John Dobroth in Historical
    Interesting to note that Dobroth had a pr of 4' 9" (1.45) in high school. He joined the track team at Oxy and jumped 5' 9" (1`.76) his freshman...
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    09-09-2016, 12:07 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Armstrong in Historical
    Very nice, LopenUupunut. It is Mary Carew's birthday today. Don't worry if you aren't familiar with Mary Carew as an Olympic champion (although...
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    09-08-2016, 10:38 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread John Dobroth in Historical
    Dobroth cleared about 6' 8" his senior year at Oxy (1962).
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    09-08-2016, 10:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread John Dobroth in Historical
    John was a pretty good high jumper at Oxy in the early 1960's.
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    09-08-2016, 10:15 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Armstrong in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who died on a Thursday about 14 years ago. Our birthday athlete was 18 years old when...
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    09-07-2016, 02:46 PM
    Crouser was hitting the 22 meter mark several times in the Olympic final warmups. I knew it was his then.
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    09-05-2016, 04:15 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Cream City in Historical
    KDFINE, you got him! Happy birthday today to Andre Phillips (57). Congratulations, KDFINE and very good, dukehjsteve. You are way ahead of third...
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    09-05-2016, 02:42 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Cream City in Historical
    Happy 57th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who was not born in the Southern Hemisphere. This champion won the Olympic gold medal...
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    09-05-2016, 02:30 PM
    Not much can take the shine off of Centrowitz's Olympic gold medal.
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    09-05-2016, 04:19 AM
    I remember running what I thought was five miles on a track in Paris, France and coming fairly close to my pr only to realize that it wasn't five...
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    09-01-2016, 12:10 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Gem City in Historical
    Nice job, mcgato and happy birthday today to Edwin Moses (61).
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    08-31-2016, 05:57 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Gem City in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday 61 years ago this day. Our birthday champion was selected as...
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