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    Today, 02:36 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Things Not Field in Current Events
    Maybe when Mt. SAC is finished, we will have another choice.
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    I would certainly have to consider Gwen Torrence and Carmelita Jeter at her prime.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One of Nineteen in Historical
    LopenUupunut, you are good. Nice job and yes, it is Frank Irons. Frank Irons won the first Olympic long jump to be held in London (1908). He...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    I can't think of a dozen people, but certainly three or four.
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread One of Nineteen in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who died at the same age as President Abraham Lincoln (56), however our birthday athlete died...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    Very good, LopenUupunut and tandfman. It was Derartu Tulu and Balazs Kiss. Of course you know that Tulu won two Olympic gold medals in the 10,000...
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    Yesterday, 05:16 AM
    Not Morceli or Clark. One is from the right continent and the other is from the wrong continent.
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    03-22-2017, 04:52 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Der Dieb der Starts in Historical
    Very good Olli and LopenUupunut. You got them. Arsi Harju, Arto Harkonen, Albert Hill, and Archie Hahn.
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    03-22-2017, 03:27 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Der Dieb der Starts in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Armin Hary and very good, Olli. LNO, you were close. With a title like that, it had to be Hary. He won the 1960 Rome...
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    03-22-2017, 02:54 PM
    Happy 80th birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won two Olympic gold medals on a Thursday at the same Olympic Games. This athlete...
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    03-21-2017, 03:06 PM
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic champions, both of which turn 45 this day. Our birthday athletes have a total of three Olympic gold...
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    03-21-2017, 02:43 PM
    I remember how sharp those spikes were. Biffle's winning leap in Helsinki was the shortest gold medal distance since DeHart Hubbard won in...
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    03-20-2017, 11:14 PM
    Great story, lonewolf. I don't mean great that you got the measles, but great that you "almost" beat Jerome Biffle. At least you had the chance...
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    03-20-2017, 05:46 PM
    Wow, very good dukehjsteve. Yes, it is Jerome Biffle, winner of the 1952 (Helsinki) long jump. I should have known those last two clues (Barthel...
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    03-20-2017, 04:57 PM
    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won the Olympic gold medal on a Monday. Our birthday champion was born and died in the...
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    03-19-2017, 03:08 AM
    I'm predicting (watch out) that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials will be in either Eugene or Mt. SAC (Southern California). With Eugene hosting the 2021...
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    03-16-2017, 08:07 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Double Initials in Historical
    Make it interesting and use only Olympic champions.
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    03-16-2017, 06:27 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Double Initials in Historical
    Leslie Laing (another LL). Madeling Manning (another MM). I keep thinking of more: Mark McKoy, Maria Mutola, Viorica Viscopoleanu, Brahim...
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    03-16-2017, 03:43 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread English in Historical
    Yes it was his middle name.
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    03-15-2017, 09:31 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread English in Historical
    Excellent job, dukehjsteve. It is Jackson Scholz who was born 120 years ago today. Yes, Jackson won the gold medal in 1920 by running the second...
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    03-15-2017, 06:01 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread English in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was the first to do something at the Olympic Games. Since then, an athlete in Rio last...
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    03-15-2017, 01:42 AM
    I would definitely agree with that (the board needs to be independent of the staff). I haven't really been following this story, but what a mess.
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    03-14-2017, 09:54 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread A Long Way in Historical
    Of course today is Sid Atkinson's birthday (116). This August marks 40 years since Atkinson died in South Africa. Atkinson won the Olympic gold...
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    03-14-2017, 03:22 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread A Long Way in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who had to travel approximately 5,898 miles (9,491 km) to reach the Olympic city where this...
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    03-14-2017, 01:20 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One Of Five in Historical
    Sorry, bambam1729. You had to be in the Coliseum when Cruz won the 800. With 1runner1, we now have six people.
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    03-13-2017, 07:01 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One Of Five in Historical
    You're right. I know he was there. By the way, I made an error in my original clue. Cordner Nelson celebrated his 66th birthday in 1984 and not...
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    03-13-2017, 04:56 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One Of Five in Historical
    We are up to four. Need six more to reach ten.
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    03-13-2017, 02:35 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One Of Five in Historical
    Fantastic.
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    03-13-2017, 03:58 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One Of Five in Historical
    I'm curious. How many of you, reading this thread, were present in the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 6, 1984 (almost 33 years ago!) when Joaquim...
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    03-12-2017, 10:09 PM
    While reading the list of NCAA Indoor winners from the link on the front page, I believe I noticed that all of the winners in the women's events (not...
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