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  1. Thread: Death Quiz

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    A more recent example of an Olympic medalist...

    A more recent example of an Olympic medalist dying before the next Olympics is Sammy Wanjiru. Marathon gold in '08, died in '11.
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    Roger Bannister won the first year that they had...

    Roger Bannister won the first year that they had it.
    Kip Keino won for athletes helping out, or some such.
    Johann Olav Koss won for Oly speed skating (I had to look up the spelling of his name).
  3. Thread: Luigi Beccali

    by mcgato
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    From things that I've seen, the US was one of few...

    From things that I've seen, the US was one of few countries that refused to give the Nazi salute during the opening ceremony (also refusing to dip the flag, as always). I would think that there had...
  4. The Philadelphia Inquirer had a blurb on the...

    The Philadelphia Inquirer had a blurb on the results of the tournament yesterday, and it did not mention Lydia winning $1.5 million as a 17 year old. It only mentioned that Stacy Lewis, who finished...
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    Took me a while to find the results, so I'll link...

    Took me a while to find the results, so I'll link them here.
    http://branchsportstech.com/2014_Meets/xc/11-22-NCAA/Web/Timetable.php?EID=6b60f132224b4e7aa5733338275a31b8
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    Thanks for that. I really didn't follow this at...

    Thanks for that. I really didn't follow this at all until this week. I went through the xkcd comics, and tried to figure out where it would be with a 28 minute delay for signals to travel at the...
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    You can also follow an animated version done by...

    You can also follow an animated version done by the xkcd cartoon. Go back to the beginning and scroll through.
    http://xkcd1446.org/
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    Since gh mentioned it, here are the #2 songs by...

    Since gh mentioned it, here are the #2 songs by CCR and what song was ahead of them:
    March 69: Proud Mary beat by Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) and Dizzy (Tommy Roe)
    June 69: Bad Moon...
  9. A woman that I ran with back then was part of the...

    A woman that I ran with back then was part of the US team running in Milan.

    I had never heard of Marchiano before that race, and I followed the sport pretty closely.
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    The Kinks and CCR had a bunch of hits with no...

    The Kinks and CCR had a bunch of hits with no #1s, but I don't think they got 20 charting in the top 40 in the US. I'll have to keep thinking on this.
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    Wow, 8+ pages of spam

    We have a new record for the boards. The first 8+ pages are filled with Russian spam. I hope it gets sorted out soon.
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    In 76, Lopes won world cross country and finished...

    In 76, Lopes won world cross country and finished second at the Montreal Olympic 10000m. He was one of the best distance runners in the world at that time, so it wouldn't be strange to think that he...
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    Based on that article, I don't see any issue with...

    Based on that article, I don't see any issue with what happened. The two uniforms are similar, but are not the same, so they would be in violation of the rules. The official noted that before the...
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    Strangely enough, I saw it on the sports ticker...

    Strangely enough, I saw it on the sports ticker last night. I think it was Fox Sports (I was watching women's soccer). I was kind of surprised that anyone at that sports station would have even...
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    ESPN even has an article about it....

    ESPN even has an article about it.
    http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/id/11707261/endurance-sports-gold-medal-capped-bob-schul-amazing-1964-track-season
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    Point 1: Notre Dame is not very close to the...

    Point 1: Notre Dame is not very close to the Mississippi River.
    Point 2: I rooted around, and currently FSU is an 11 point favorite over ND for this weekend. I would probably bet on FSU up to a 20...
  17. This page has all sorts of Nobel facts:...

    This page has all sorts of Nobel facts: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/facts/

    The youngest:
    Age Name Category/Year Date of birth
    17 Malala Yousafzai Peace 2014 12 July 1997
    25...
  18. Thread: Fun with maps

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    I'm thinking that Gillette may not be the most...

    I'm thinking that Gillette may not be the most googled brand in Wyoming, because there is a city in the state named Gillette.
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    I'd be curious to see a show of hands on how many...

    I'd be curious to see a show of hands on how many were really hazed (of any type) in school. My older brother told of XC hazing where someone would get Red Hot (a type of balm used to help tight...
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    The older one sounds like Jesse Owens, who spoke...

    The older one sounds like Jesse Owens, who spoke at my high school's athletic banquet one year. That was super cool.

    Not sure who the other one is, though.
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    I think 9:20 for 2 miles converts to about 8:38.5...

    I think 9:20 for 2 miles converts to about 8:38.5 for 3000. Her Brussels was 8:29.93, which is superior.
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    If you are logged in, there should be a...

    If you are logged in, there should be a "Settings" option at the top of the page. Once you get to the settings, there is an option on the menu on the left side to "Edit Ignore List." Then you just...
  23. Thread: PV pins?

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    I just went back to the DVR of the meet, and I am...

    I just went back to the DVR of the meet, and I am wrong on this. What looked to me to be an indentation is the peg against the same color structure behind it. In the picture that Atticus linked to,...
  24. Thread: PV pins?

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    I noticed that too. It looked like a little...

    I noticed that too. It looked like a little platform with an indentation to hold the bar in place. It did not look to be standard pole vault equipment. It looked like it would take a lot of force...
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    If I were a voter, I would put Barshim and...

    If I were a voter, I would put Barshim and Bondarenko tied for first. Then I would put Lavillenie in third.

    The jumping that Barshim and Bondo have done this year is so off the charts that they...
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