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    Good point, tandfman. What say you LopenUupunut?

    Good point, tandfman. What say you LopenUupunut?
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    White is already taken and yes, Ralph Rose...

    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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    We can't count Brian Blutreich, however we now...

    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 White, 6. George Gray, 7. Turquoise Thompson, 8. Tony...
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    Yes, we count black and white and I should have...

    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 mentioned.

    We now have: 1. Maurice Greene, 2....
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    Happy birthday today (45) to Maurice Greene. ...

    Happy birthday today (45) to Maurice Greene. Very well done, tandfman. Maurice won the Olympic 100 in Sydney (2000) and he anchored the winning four by 100 relay in Sydney as well. He took the...
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    Color Me Good

    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 Championship gold medals as well as one World Indoor gold...
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    Happy birthday today to Lasse Viren. Very well...

    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 Montreal. He was fifth place twice in the Olympics: ...
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    Olli, judging by the tone of your laugh (Haha), I...

    Olli, judging by the tone of your laugh (Haha), I would say you definitely know who this athlete is.
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    Sycamore Canyon

    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.

    Our birthday athlete won Olympic gold in the same...
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    I've been by the new Mt. SAC stadium and it's...

    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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    Happy 73rd birthday today to Juri Tarmak and very...

    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 leg lead straddle as well). He won in Munich...
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    Sunday, Sunday

    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 hurdles were involved in this Olympic gold medal....
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    Final Olympic Trials in 1964 were in Los Angeles....

    Final Olympic Trials in 1964 were in Los Angeles. You are probably thinking of 1968.
  14. With a standard 1.8 miles, it was a lot easier to...

    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 course.
  15. I believe the 1.8 mile course was fairly standard...

    I believe the 1.8 mile course was fairly standard in the Los Angeles area.
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    My cousin's wife (she turned 76 last March) told...

    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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    Very impressive. Basketball is gaining on...

    Very impressive. Basketball is gaining on football.
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    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 country meets were on Thursdays. I know other...
  19. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Good eyes, huntinwr. I skipped Dallas Long's...

    Good eyes, huntinwr. I skipped Dallas Long's gold medal.
  20. I'm sure some of you still remember "The Los...

    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 with several pages of articles and photographs. ...
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    Very good, LopenUupunut. Lee Barnes was born 113...

    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 Paris (1924). He died three days after...
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    I don't remember anything about the television...

    I don't remember anything about the television broadcast, just the results of the meet.
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    Olli, you are correct on the years and the...

    Olli, you are correct on the years and the nationality.
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    It is.

    It is.
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    Monday, Monday

    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 two Olympic Games, but never in any of the Olympic...
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