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  1. Thread: John Henry

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    John Henry

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal with a new world record.

    Our birthday champion set a national record in a field event at the age of 21.

    This athlete...
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    I saw Barber jump at Mt. SAC and after he won he...

    I saw Barber jump at Mt. SAC and after he won he had an ice bag on his right arm/hand.
  3. I never thought I would live to see this.

    I never thought I would live to see this.
  4. Thread: Deer Family

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    You got him, Per Andersen. Wilbur "Moose"...

    You got him, Per Andersen. Wilbur "Moose" Thompson was born 94 years ago yesterday. Of course you know he won the shot put in London at the 1948 Olympic Games.
  5. Thread: Deer Family

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    The bronze medalist set four world records (three...

    The bronze medalist set four world records (three in Scandinavia) after winning that bronze medal.
  6. Thread: Deer Family

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    Deer Family

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 27.

    This champion was born on a Wednesday and died on a Wednesday.

    Our birthday person was born...
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    Sorry to hear that. I believe Chuck coached the...

    Sorry to hear that. I believe Chuck coached the Los Angeles Striders in the 1960's. He was at Oxy from about 1957 to the early 1960's. During those days, Oxy beat Stanford and UCLA.
  8. Thread: No Fooling

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    That's the guy, KDFINE. Yesterday was the 82nd...

    That's the guy, KDFINE. Yesterday was the 82nd birthday for Robert Shavlakadze. Shavlakadze won the gold medal in Rome in the high jump, beating John Thomas (bronze). Lots of people expected...
  9. Thread: No Fooling

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    Armin Hary is a very good guess, however Hary is...

    Armin Hary is a very good guess, however Hary is four years younger than our birthday athlete.
  10. Thread: No Fooling

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    No Fooling

    Happy 82nd birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal in Europe at the age of 27. This athlete did not win the Olympic gold medal in a weight event or in the...
  11. I would guess the 7.1 60 yards would roughly be...

    I would guess the 7.1 60 yards would roughly be 7.7 or 7.8 for 60 meters. 60 meters is about 16' 10" (5.13) longer than 60 yards.
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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...
  13. 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...
  23. Thread: Thief?

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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.
  24. Thread: Thief?

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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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