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    Today, 03:06 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    Good point, tandfman. What say you LopenUupunut?
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    Today, 02:08 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    White is already taken and yes, Ralph Rose qualifies. No problem looking things up for this project. We'll go with Roger Black.
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    We can't count Brian Blutreich, however we now have 14 qualified colors. 1. Maurice Greene, 2. Ed Red, 3. Chris Brown, 4. Roger Black, 5. Kelli...
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    Yes, we count black and white and I should have mentioned that we can only name a color once. For instance, green, red, and brown can no longer be...
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    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    Happy birthday today (45) to Maurice Greene. Very well done, tandfman. Maurice won the Olympic 100 in Sydney (2000) and he anchored the winning...
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Color Me Good in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Tuesday 45 years ago this day. Our birthday person owns five World...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sycamore Canyon in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Lasse Viren. Very well done, wamego relays champ. Of course Viren won the 5,000 and the 10,000 in Munich and again in...
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    07-22-2019, 05:25 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sycamore Canyon in Historical
    Olli, judging by the tone of your laugh (Haha), I would say you definitely know who this athlete is.
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    07-22-2019, 02:11 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Sycamore Canyon in Historical
    Happy 70th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games and won no medals in the last of those three Games. ...
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    07-22-2019, 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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    07-21-2019, 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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    07-21-2019, 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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