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  1. I, too, grew up in Southern California and relied...

    I, too, grew up in Southern California and relied on the L.A. Times for results. Once I started my subscription to TFN, I was able to get a lot more results (even if they were several weeks old).
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    It would have been great fun to talk with Carr...

    It would have been great fun to talk with Carr and Eastman about the 1932 Olympics. Ben Eastman died in 2002 at the age of 91. Bill Carr was in a serious car accident less than one year after...
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    I've read that Eastman had a slight injury and...

    I've read that Eastman had a slight injury and they didn't really need him to win the relay, so he was replaced. Not sure how accurate this is.
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    A very impressive series by Christian Taylor...

    A very impressive series by Christian Taylor today.
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    Willie Steele it is, catson52. Very good. ...

    Willie Steele it is, catson52. Very good. Willie Steele (San Diego State) won the long jump in London (1948). He was born 92 years ago today.
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    Bruce Kritzler, one of those is correct.

    Bruce Kritzler, one of those is correct.
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    Steal Of A Deal

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born during the same year that President Warren G. Harding died in San Francisco.

    Our birthday athlete was 25 when winning this gold...
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    Very good, catson52. Our birthday athlete today...

    Very good, catson52. Our birthday athlete today is Jonni Myyra of Finland (Finland is not part of Scandinavia). Myyra won the javelin gold medal in 1920 and 1924. After the Paris Olympics of...
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    You're right, it was Richmond, California. Yes,...

    You're right, it was Richmond, California. Yes, James Lincoln also competed in the Olympics and competed in the same event as our birthday athlete. During our birthday athlete's second Olympics,...
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    I'm glad they're nice.

    I'm glad they're nice.
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    James Lincoln

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals, both of which were won on August 15, but different years.

    This champion died at the age of 62 and won the second...
  12. Thread: Lausanne DL

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    I think the triple jump is the event of the meet,...

    I think the triple jump is the event of the meet, so far.
  13. Thread: Lausanne DL

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    Taylor will get the American record. I can feel...

    Taylor will get the American record. I can feel it in my bones.
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    Happy birthday today to Harrison Dillard and...

    Happy birthday today to Harrison Dillard and congratulations catson52. Dillard turns 92 today. He won two Olympic gold medals in the four by 100 relay (1948 & 1952). He ran the third leg in...
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    Photo Finish

    Happy 92nd birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who own four Olympic gold medals in three different events.

    Our birthday athlete was 25 when winning the first of four gold medals at...
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    Happy birthday today to Adam Nelson, gold...

    Happy birthday today to Adam Nelson, gold medalist from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Nice job, KDFINE. I guess there aren't too many Olympic track and field gold medalists from Dartmouth.
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    Space For Rent

    Happy 40th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic gold medalist who also owns an Olympic silver medal.

    This athlete was 29 when winning that Olympic Games gold medal.

    Our birthday champion...
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    I'm very sorry to hear of Lon Spurrier's death. ...

    I'm very sorry to hear of Lon Spurrier's death. Although I wasn't in Melbourne in 1956 for the Olympics, I have read a lot about Lon Spurrier and his sixth place finish in the 800.
  19. Thread: 20,088 Days

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    Very nice job, gm76 and happy birthday today to...

    Very nice job, gm76 and happy birthday today to Valerie Brisco-Hooks who won three Olympic gold medals at the Los Angeles Olympic Games 31 years ago next month.
  20. Thread: 20,088 Days

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    20,088 Days

    Happy 55th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who is coaching track and field today.

    This Olympic athlete had an older brother who was killed by a stray bullet.

    The movie "Psycho"...
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    No, I had not heard that.

    No, I had not heard that.
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    Ed Gordon it was. Nice work, dukehjsteve. ...

    Ed Gordon it was. Nice work, dukehjsteve. Carl Lewis was 54 yesterday and the 1932 Los Angeles long jump champion, Ed Gordon was born on that date in 1908.
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    Very good, dukehjsteve. You got the one that...

    Very good, dukehjsteve. You got the one that celebrates his 54th birthday today, however the older athlete is incorrect.
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    Same Event, Same Stadium

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions. One of these two is still alive today while the other athlete died 44 years ago.

    Both athletes won Olympic gold medals competing in the...
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    You're right. Donavan Brazier is a talented...

    You're right. Donavan Brazier is a talented runner from Michigan. I believe he is going to Texas A&M. It will be fun to see his development. I don't know much about him.
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