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    This one wasn't easy, especially since he was...

    This one wasn't easy, especially since he was born 120 years ago (before the 1896 Athens Olympics). The answer was Vilho Tuulos of Finland. Tuulos won the triple jump in 1920. He took the...
  2. Edwin Moses and Angelo Taylor combined have four...

    Edwin Moses and Angelo Taylor combined have four Olympic gold medals, too.
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    His initials match the U.S. postal abbreviation...

    His initials match the U.S. postal abbreviation for "The Green Mountain State".
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    Yes, this birthday athlete competed in those...

    Yes, this birthday athlete competed in those Games as well as 1928. He won medals in all three.
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    I believe Palmer was a freshman last year.

    I believe Palmer was a freshman last year.
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    I believe Palmer is a freshman.

    I believe Palmer is a freshman.
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    Bruce Kritzler, you got his events, but you need...

    Bruce Kritzler, you got his events, but you need to go a bit later for his gold medal performance.
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    Thank you, LopenUupunut. I should have said that...

    Thank you, LopenUupunut. I should have said that our birthday athlete was 29 when winning the first of two Olympic bronze medals. This champion was 25 when winning the Olympic gold medal.
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    Jump For Joy

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who also took two Olympic bronze medals in different Games.

    Our champion was born 120 years ago today and most of you probably have never...
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    Nice job, catson52. Today is Albert Hill's...

    Nice job, catson52. Today is Albert Hill's birthday and of course he won the 800 and then two days later he won the 1,500 at the 1920 Olympics.

    Both Snell and Holmes had five days between their...
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    Professor Harold

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 126 years ago this day in March.

    This athlete won two Olympic gold medals within fifty hours of each other.

    Our birthday...
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    Happy birthday Armin Hary and nice work, mcgato. ...

    Happy birthday Armin Hary and nice work, mcgato. Armin Hary was the first non-American to win the men's 100 at the Olympic Games in 32 years. Canada's Percy Williams won it in 1928.
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    Thief?

    Happy 78th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals from the same Games.

    This champion did not win any Olympic medals in field events.

    Controversy followed...
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    It is Balazs Kiss, gm76. Very good and happy...

    It is Balazs Kiss, gm76. Very good and happy birthday today to the winner of the Olympic hammer throw gold medal in Atlanta (1996). In one of the great hammer throw competitions that I ever saw,...
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    Double Platinum

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who turns 43 this day. Our birthday champion was born not too far from Lake Balaton.

    The fourth athlete from this person's country to win...
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    Jim really loved Track and Field and the sport...

    Jim really loved Track and Field and the sport was better because of people like him.
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    You are right, LopenUupunut. He was born on...

    You are right, LopenUupunut. He was born on March 14 and I somehow thought Sunday was March 14. Sorry about that. Our birthday athlete for Saturday was Sydney Atkinson of South Africa. Of...
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    Bay or Lagoon

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who also won an Olympic silver medal in the same event.

    Born 114 years ago this day in March, our birthday athlete was 76 when death came.
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    I can't run that fast.

    I can't run that fast.
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    I've actually seen a false start in the marathon,...

    I've actually seen a false start in the marathon, however there were no disqualifications.
  21. Thread: Dreaming

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    I'm not Ramzi.

    I'm not Ramzi.
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    I'm sure Atticus would be way too tired after...

    I'm sure Atticus would be way too tired after vaulting 6.17 to run a 3:40 1,500.

    Usually the 100 meters is one of the first finals or maybe the shot put, but I'm not sure of Rio's schedule.

    By...
  23. Thread: Dreaming

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    Atticus, I think you might be the athlete of the...

    Atticus, I think you might be the athlete of the meet, if not of the century.
  24. Thread: Dreaming

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    By the way, it doesn't matter how old you are, in...

    By the way, it doesn't matter how old you are, in this dream you would win the gold medal in Rio and set a new world record.
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    Dreaming

    If you could break the world record and win the Olympic gold medal next year in Brazil in only one track and field event, which one event would you select? Of course it must be an Olympic track and...
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