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    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Olympic Champion in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Sergey Bubka. If you don't know that Sergey was a pole vaulter, then I'm not sure why you are here. Great job, Dave.
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Olympic Champion in Historical
    Happy 53rd birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 24. Our birthday person won six World...
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    Yesterday, 02:04 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Magic City in Historical
    No.
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    Yesterday, 12:22 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Magic City in Historical
    Male or Female?
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    12-03-2016, 03:38 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Magic City in Historical
    I've always loved his name. Sort of like Ed Red, the shortest name in track and field or one of the shortest names in track and field.
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    12-02-2016, 08:31 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Magic City in Historical
    No trick question. Sunder Nix won Olympic gold in Los Angeles fair and square (first leg of the four by 400 relay team). He also won the bronze...
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    12-02-2016, 07:30 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread The Magic City in Historical
    Happy 55th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday and won Olympic gold on a Saturday. This champion was born...
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    11-30-2016, 10:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Teuva in Historical
    Tiina Lillak's win in 1983, throwing over 70 meters on her final throw, was one of my great memories in track and field. I can still see her...
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    11-30-2016, 07:56 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Teuva in Historical
    Finland has such a rich history in track and field and of course, in the javelin in particular. My wife and I had a great time in Helsinki at the...
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    11-30-2016, 03:44 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Teuva in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Pauli Nevala (76). Nevala won the men's javelin in Tokyo (1964) and was ranked fourth in the world by TFN in 1964. Nice...
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    11-30-2016, 03:22 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Teuva in Historical
    Happy 76th birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was not the favorite going into the Olympic final, however was ranked number one in...
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    11-28-2016, 03:55 PM
    I have several good friends who no longer follow track and field because of this.
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    11-28-2016, 04:53 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread RIP: Stan Huntsman in Historical
    He was a great part of American track and field and will be missed.
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    11-27-2016, 08:54 PM
    I had no idea that Jimi Hendrix and Henry Carr were born on the same day, month, and year. Even though Hendrix was born in Seattle, his father was...
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    11-27-2016, 06:58 PM
    Very good, bambam1729. It is Henry Carr who was born 74 years ago today. Who knows what he could have done in the 400 final, had he run that...
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    11-27-2016, 03:53 PM
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to a double Olympic champion who was born on a Friday 74 years ago and died on a Friday 18 months ago. This champion...
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    11-26-2016, 06:36 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread King of the Cowboys in Historical
    Of course Ned Gourdin was famous for being the first to officially clear 25 feet in the long jump (around 1921). I believe he was from the Seminole...
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    11-25-2016, 08:37 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread King of the Cowboys in Historical
    Sorry about that. You're right Karl, Hubbard broke the Big Ten Championship record of which Owens broke.
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    11-25-2016, 07:44 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread King of the Cowboys in Historical
    Nice job, Karl and yes, it is DeHart Hubbard who was born today, 113 years ago (1903). Of course most everyone knows that DeHart Hubbard won the...
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    11-25-2016, 03:43 PM
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born and died on a Wednesday. This champion was only 20 when winning that Olympic...
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    11-23-2016, 03:43 PM
    I was in Provo and remember the event, but can't think of his name. I believe he was from a Louisiana school.
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    11-23-2016, 04:09 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Pre trivia... in Historical
    The only other Olympian I know of from Marshfield High was a basketball player who, I believe, played at Oregon State. Not sure if he was called...
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    11-23-2016, 12:12 AM
    Maybe Reese Hoffa will come out of retirement.
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    11-22-2016, 07:18 PM
    I hate to see these Olympians (or anyone) leaving us. Manuel was a very versatile athlete.
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    11-20-2016, 05:44 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Alice Lord in Historical
    Very nice job, dukehjsteve. It is Richmond Landon who was born today, 118 years ago. Of course you know he won the 1920 high jump (6' 4"). Some...
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    11-20-2016, 04:13 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Alice Lord in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Sunday 118 years ago today and died on a Sunday at the age of 72. This...
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    11-20-2016, 12:22 AM
    Luigi Beccali it is, rhymans. Very good. Most of you know that Luigi Beccali took the bronze medal in the Olympic 1,500 in Berlin (1936) and was...
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    11-19-2016, 05:53 PM
    Happy 50th birthday today (Saturday) to Gail Devers and congratulations, mcgato. Of course, Gail was a tremendous hurdler, but never won Olympic...
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    11-19-2016, 03:58 PM
    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to two Olympic champions, both competing in two Olympic Games. One of our birthday athletes died at the age of 82....
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    11-18-2016, 04:17 AM
    Very good, bambam1729.
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