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    Today, 06:23 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Selma in Historical
    The answer is 12 minutes. Very good, LopenUupunut. I'm happy to say that it is Ville Ritola who was born 121 years ago today. Of course you...
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Selma in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won four Olympic gold medals in one Games. Our birthday champion died about 200 miles...
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Hezekiah in Historical
    There was a story (not sure if it is true) that Keino was chased by a buffalo in Kenya when he was a policeman. He outran the buffalo to a tree...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Hezekiah in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Kipchoge Keino (77) and yes, he was a policeman in Kenya. Very good, Olli with so little clues. I remember seeing Keino...
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    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Hezekiah in Historical
    Happy 77th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who also owns two Olympic silver medals. Our birthday athlete was not a doctor, but...
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    01-16-2017, 07:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 1981 in Historical
    Very good, tandfman. It is Eric Liddell who was born today, 115 years ago. Most know that Eric won the 1924 400, but less know he took the 200...
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    01-16-2017, 05:48 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread 1981 in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal just two days after taking an Olympic bronze medal. Our birthday...
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    01-16-2017, 04:05 AM
    What do you mean "late dentist"? It's my understanding that Gary is still a practicing dentist in California.
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    01-15-2017, 10:54 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Kusy in Historical
    Close enough for a correct answer.
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    01-15-2017, 05:37 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Kusy in Historical
    Very good, Olli. It is Janusz Kusocinski, winner of the Los Angeles (1932) 10,000 who was born today, 110 years ago. Nice job.
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    01-15-2017, 05:14 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Kusy in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal (the only Olympic medal this athlete won) on the last Sunday in July. ...
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    01-13-2017, 09:30 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Goteberg in Historical
    Good thing I wrote "the Olympic gold medal"! Thank you.
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    01-13-2017, 07:51 PM
    Just finished "The Class of 1846" by John C. Waugh. It's an interesting story of the West Point class of 1846 (Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan,...
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    01-13-2017, 07:45 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Goteberg in Historical
    Yes, that was a small hint that there was only one Olympic gold medal. The clue about the same language refers to New Zealand and Canada both using...
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    01-13-2017, 04:00 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Goteberg in Historical
    I though someone would guess Kazankina, however she's from a Russian speaking country and not English. She also never won an Olympic gold medal on...
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    01-13-2017, 04:48 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Goteberg in Historical
    Also, I understand he is the father of four children, although I doubt if they are still children.
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    01-13-2017, 12:40 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Goteberg in Historical
    Happy birthday today (65) to John Walker. He certainly does fit and he was very fit (probably still is) when he became the first to run the mile...
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    01-12-2017, 09:38 PM
    How many sports can match this number of medical related occupations? Amazing list so far.
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    01-12-2017, 07:51 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Goteberg in Historical
    Happy 65th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday and won the Olympic gold medal on a Saturday. This champion...
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    01-12-2017, 03:36 PM
    Very good list, but I thought, when I first read the title, you were talking about athlete's last names which were also used in the medical field...
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    01-10-2017, 11:04 PM
    Nelson's last put in 2004 was a foot foul, but not intentional. He yelled at the officials, saying it was not a foul, but it clearly was a foot...
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    01-10-2017, 09:05 PM
    Excellent answers! One of my favorites was the 2000 Olympic men's 10,000 where Haile Gebrselassie beat Paul Tergat by .09. They finished in the...
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    01-10-2017, 05:31 PM
    Happy birthday today (57) to Claudia Losch and very good, Karl. You know Claudia won the women's shot put in Los Angeles (1984), but you may not...
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    01-10-2017, 04:05 PM
    Happy 57th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who won the Olympic gold medal by a very close margin. This athlete competed in two...
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    01-09-2017, 12:24 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Bolton in Historical
    Antonio McKay was a pretty good guess, dukehjsteve, although McKay owns two Olympic gold medals (he ran in the 1988 four by 400 relay heats) plus the...
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    01-08-2017, 10:22 PM
    Canada has only one men's win in the four by 100 relay. They won once for the men (1996) and once for the women (1928).
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    01-08-2017, 10:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Bolton in Historical
    Your suspicion was correct, KDFINE.
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    01-08-2017, 09:11 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Bolton in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Calvin Smith (56) and congratulations, jmdjmd. It is Calvin Smith who was born today, on a Sunday in 1961.
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    01-08-2017, 06:37 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Bolton in Historical
    Said Aouita is an excellent guess, Olli, but it is not correct. Aouita is about a year or two older than our birthday athlete. Both Aouita and our...
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    01-08-2017, 03:54 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Bolton in Historical
    Happy 56th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who also owns an Olympic bronze medal in a different event. Our birthday athlete was 23...
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