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    Today, 03:24 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Olympic Trials in Things Not T&F
    I've been by the new Mt. SAC stadium and it's looking pretty nice. I think it's suppose to be finished in about eight months.
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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sunday, Sunday in Historical
    Happy 73rd birthday today to Juri Tarmak and very good, Olli. Yes, Tarmak was the last man to win the Olympic high jump using the straddle (a left...
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Sunday, Sunday in Historical
    Happy 73rd birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Sunday and won Olympic gold about 26 years later on another Sunday. No...
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    07-20-2019, 04:38 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 1964 AAU's in Historical
    Final Olympic Trials in 1964 were in Los Angeles. You are probably thinking of 1968.
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    07-19-2019, 02:25 PM
    With a standard 1.8 miles, it was a lot easier to compare various athletes. Quite a few runners ran high school cross country at the Pierce College...
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    07-19-2019, 02:46 AM
    I believe the 1.8 mile course was fairly standard in the Los Angeles area.
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    07-18-2019, 11:30 PM
    My cousin's wife (she turned 76 last March) told me that she has never been to a track meet in her life. She grew up in Los Angeles.
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    07-18-2019, 02:08 PM
    Very impressive. Basketball is gaining on football.
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    07-18-2019, 02:04 PM
    I'm not sure why we didn't run 2.0 miles in cross country, but that's the distance (1.8) we ran at Pierce College (Woodland Hills). All our cross...
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    07-17-2019, 10:59 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 1964 AAU's in Historical
    Good eyes, huntinwr. I skipped Dallas Long's gold medal.
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    07-17-2019, 03:09 AM
    I'm sure some of you still remember "The Los Angeles Times" having front sports page coverage of track and field. It wasn't just the front page...
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    07-17-2019, 01:48 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Monday, Monday in Historical
    Very good, LopenUupunut. Lee Barnes was born 113 years ago today in Salt Lake City. He was still 17 years old when he won the Olympic pole vault in...
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    07-16-2019, 05:08 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 1964 AAU's in Historical
    I don't remember anything about the television broadcast, just the results of the meet.
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    07-16-2019, 04:08 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Monday, Monday in Historical
    Olli, you are correct on the years and the nationality.
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    07-16-2019, 02:33 PM
    It is.
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    07-16-2019, 02:31 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Monday, Monday in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday and died on a Monday at the age of 64. This champion competed in...
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    07-16-2019, 04:37 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 1964 AAU's in Historical
    The 1964 AAU Championships were, I believe, held in New Jersey. I think the meet was at Rutgers University in New Jersey (I lived in California at...
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    07-15-2019, 10:38 PM
    Yes, lonewolf, this was very normal in Southern California in the early 1960's. I would say Southern California was the center of U.S. track and...
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    07-15-2019, 10:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Chi Heorot in Historical
    Very good, trackCanuck. Adam Nelson turned 44 years old on July 7th. Hopefully everyone knows he now owns an Olympic gold medal in the shot put...
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    07-12-2019, 12:20 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Chi Heorot in Historical
    Let's put it this way. Who turned 44 years old on Sunday, July 7 and won the Olympic gold medal after not winning the Olympic gold medal?
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    07-11-2019, 10:27 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Chi Heorot in Historical
    Maybe if someone can rearrange these seven letters (GONE LOB), it might help to answer the question: Who won an Olympic gold medal and turned 44 on...
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    07-10-2019, 05:45 PM
    I'm a bit older than six and I too, very much enjoyed the Pre Classic announcing.
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    07-09-2019, 11:59 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Olympic Trials in Things Not T&F
    That's what you might call "neat and tidy".
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    07-09-2019, 08:29 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Very good, rhymans. Iolanda Balas did set a world high jump record ( it was 1.90 or 6' 2 3/4") on July 8, 1961 in Budapest, Hungary. My clue...
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    07-09-2019, 01:42 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    I can tell you that this "Big Event" was not in the running events. Note that I said the event was not in the men's high jump.
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    07-09-2019, 03:25 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Chi Heorot in Historical
    Second leg.
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    07-08-2019, 04:17 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Another good guess, Master403, but it wasn't the men's high jump nor was it in Moscow. Brumel set a world record (2.24 or 7' 4 1/4") eight days...
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    07-08-2019, 04:14 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Very good guess, rhymans, but Boston's world mark in Moscow happened eight days after our "Big Event" in another European capital. It was't the...
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    07-08-2019, 02:41 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Big Event in Historical
    This month's (July) "Big Event" happened 58 years ago today. It was just one week after the birth of Carl Lewis, but this "Big Event" did not...
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    07-07-2019, 02:00 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Chi Heorot in Historical
    Happy 44th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games in the same event. Our birthday athlete for today...
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