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    Today, 04:18 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Ph.D. in Historical
    Yes, mcgato, our birthday athlete won the Olympic gold medal in the hurdles and went to the University of Illinois.
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    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Ph.D. in Historical
    The movie star was born about 44 years after our birthday athlete.
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Ph.D. in Historical
    Yes, they are, thedoorknobbroke.
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Ph.D. in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday 118 years ago and won that gold medal on a Wednesday in Europe. ...
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    01-19-2020, 09:09 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One And Done in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Al Joyner, winner of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic men's triple jump. Al turns 60 today and Los Angeles was his only...
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    01-19-2020, 07:18 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread One And Done in Historical
    I'll admit, the wolves are a bit tricky, but your guess of Joan Benoit isn't too bad, Olli. Joan Benoit is about three years older than our birthday...
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    01-19-2020, 05:43 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread One And Done in Historical
    Happy 60th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who competed in only one Olympic Games and won a total of one Olympic gold medal. You...
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    01-18-2020, 05:46 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Selma and Liisa in Historical
    Ville Ritola it is, tandfman. Very good. Yes, Selma and Liisa were his wives, Olli. Ritola ran in the "shadow" of Paavo Nurmi during the 1920's,...
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    01-18-2020, 05:02 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Selma and Liisa in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday 124 years ago and died on a Saturday at the age of 86. This...
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    01-17-2020, 07:07 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Spy Hill in Historical
    Happy 80th birthday today to Kip Keino and very well done, Olli. It is Kip Keino who was born in Africa and competed in the Olympics in Asia, North...
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    01-17-2020, 03:15 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Spy Hill in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born 80 years ago today and went on to win four Olympic medals in three Olympic Games. ...
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    01-15-2020, 11:49 PM
    Janusz Kusocinski it is, bambam1729. Good work. Kusocinski won the 10,000 in 1932 (same year Dean Smith was born) at the Los Angeles Olympic...
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    01-15-2020, 09:40 PM
    Happy 88th birthday today to Dean Smith. Smith, as you may remember, ran the lead off leg on the winning four by 100 relay team in Helsinki (1952)....
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    01-15-2020, 08:58 PM
    That is true, thedoorknobbroke.
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    01-15-2020, 08:55 PM
    Neither athlete competed in the Rome Olympics. I can tell you that one of our birthday athletes was 20 years old when winning the Olympic gold medal...
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    01-15-2020, 06:59 PM
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions with a total age today of 201 years. One of our birthday people was 25 years old when...
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    01-14-2020, 10:32 PM
    The Olympic Trials in June (5 months away) will be fun.
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    01-13-2020, 04:56 AM
    I wonder how high Simone Biles could jump.
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    01-12-2020, 05:43 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Paul and Ringo in Historical
    Happy 68th birthday today to John George Walker, winner of the 1976 Montreal 1,500. Very well done, Olli. Walker also ran the 800 in Montreal, but...
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    01-12-2020, 03:21 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Paul and Ringo in Historical
    Happy 68th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who did not win that medal in the hurdles. Our birthday athlete did win that Olympic...
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    01-12-2020, 03:11 PM
    Brumel was more than likely aiming at the basketball rim. This jumper was simply aiming at the ball. That's why I said "maybe even more so than...
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    01-11-2020, 11:45 PM
    I always have very mixed feeling about that idea. As a historian, I would hate to see that part of track & field history gone (jumping off one leg),...
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    01-11-2020, 10:35 PM
    Very impressive and maybe even more so than Brumel, although I never saw slow-motion photography of Brumel's basketball rim jump.
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    01-11-2020, 03:15 PM
    Thank you, Olli.
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    01-11-2020, 01:23 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread History coach quiz. in Historical
    Your coach at BYU had to be Clarence Robison. I believe the track at BYU is named for him.
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    01-11-2020, 01:17 AM
    Yes it was. She broke the world record twice (rounds 3 & 5) in winning the 1968 Olympic gold medal.
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    01-10-2020, 05:30 PM
    Happy birthday today to Bill Toomey (81) and Claudia Losch (60). Nice going, Olli and tandfman. You know that Toomey won the 1968 decathlon and...
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    01-10-2020, 04:12 PM
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions with a total age of 141 years. These two champions were born approximately 3,840 miles...
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    01-10-2020, 03:46 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread World Record in Historical
    Yes, Quarrie gave the baton to this anchorman. Don Quarrie was 33 in Los Angeles (1984).
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    01-09-2020, 11:38 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread World Record in Historical
    Happy birthday yesterday (Wednesday) to Calvin Smith (59) and nice job, Master403. Smith, of course won his only Olympic gold medal in Los Angeles...
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