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    05-23-2016, 11:11 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "l. T. L." in Historical
    Also, difficult to tell because the U.S. team was running in an outside lane (lane 7). Trent Jackson and Mel Pender were both injured in Tokyo...
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    05-23-2016, 02:17 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "l. T. L." in Historical
    Interesting to note that Lynn Davies anchored the British four by 100 relay team in Tokyo and they took 8th place. The winning U.S. team (Bob Hayes...
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    05-20-2016, 08:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "l. T. L." in Historical
    Happy birthday Lynn Davies and congratulations, catson52. Lynn Davies won the long jump in Tokyo (1964). He also competed in the 100 and short...
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    05-20-2016, 05:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "l. T. L." in Historical
    The title should read "L. T. L."
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    05-20-2016, 05:35 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread "l. T. L." in Historical
    Happy 74th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games and once carried the national flag during the Olympic...
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    05-19-2016, 08:17 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Erie Light in Historical
    Luigi Beccali it is, LopenUupunut. Nice job. Beccali, as you know, won the 1,500 in the Los Angeles Coliseum at the 1932 Olympic Games. Four...
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    05-19-2016, 05:15 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Erie Light in Historical
    Very good, Davidokun. You know your LB's. The last one, of course, is an Italian Olympic gold medalist, as was Berruti.
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    05-19-2016, 04:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Erie Light in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Livio Berruti, winner of the Olympic 200 in Rome, 1960. Very nice, Davidokun. I'm wondering if anyone out there actually...
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    05-19-2016, 01:48 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Erie Light in Historical
    Happy 77th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who won that gold medal in the first of three Olympic Games. This champion equaled the...
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    05-18-2016, 03:02 AM
    I saw Webb run at the Mt. SAC Relays (Cerritos College) last month and he looked world class. It's a long way to August though (about 12 weeks).
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    05-17-2016, 03:28 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Very good, tandfman. She did.
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    05-14-2016, 05:57 PM
    Jen Rhines and Bernard Lagat both turn 42 this year.
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    05-11-2016, 11:49 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Let's just concentrate on those with a complete set of medals in current Olympic events.
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    05-11-2016, 10:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Were those 53 track and field athletes (with complete sets of Olympic medals) in current Olympic track and field events or are there some in...
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    05-11-2016, 08:39 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Galina Zybina is correct. She won the shot put in Helsinki, the silver in Melbourne, and the bronze in Tokyo (1964). She is one of the few...
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    05-11-2016, 08:34 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Out of the Past in Historical
    LopenUupunut, you are good. Yes, it is Helga Lovland. Lovland won the Olympic decathlon in 1920 at the age of 30. He beat Brutus Hamilton by 32...
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    05-11-2016, 03:03 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Out of the Past in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 126 years ago. This athlete was 30 years old when winning that Olympic gold...
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    05-10-2016, 10:39 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    When you say "athletics" bambam1729, you don't mean track and field, do you? I think you are saying that there have been 55 Olympians in various...
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    05-10-2016, 08:34 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Very good, Davidokun. The five athletes you listed all qualify. In fact, two of them (Ralph Rose and Renate Stecher) won the complete set in one...
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    05-10-2016, 05:22 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Rivaldo in Things Not T&F
    Some of you may have read that Brazil soccer great Rivaldo is now telling tourists to stay away from the Rio Olympic Games because of "the danger of...
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    05-10-2016, 04:44 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Don Quarrie indeed!
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    05-10-2016, 02:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Whitfield is correct as is Chizhova and Lusis. We are not limiting this to individual events. This list is for track and field stars who have a...
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    05-10-2016, 04:32 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    So far you have named ten track and field stars with a complete set (Gold, Silver, & Bronze) of Olympic medals. Seven of those ten are men and three...
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    05-09-2016, 11:02 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Wow, you all are very good and fast.
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    05-09-2016, 08:10 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Ralph Boston (77) and congratulations, dukehjsteve! You know that Ralph Boston owns a complete set of Olympic medals (gold,...
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    05-09-2016, 05:29 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Tracton's in Historical
    Happy 77th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who also owns Olympic silver and bronze medals. Our champion won the Olympic gold medal...
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    05-09-2016, 02:36 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Phil Donahue in Historical
    As far as I know, he is still alive.
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    05-09-2016, 03:53 AM
    How can the Russians be allowed to compete in Rio based on all this evidence?
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    05-08-2016, 10:32 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Phil Donahue in Historical
    Very good, player. It is Ron Delany/Charlie Jenkins in Melbourne, Don Bragg in Rome, and Larry James in Mexico City.
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