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  1. Thread: Raaf

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    I think the no-height in the vault came from the...

    I think the no-height in the vault came from the East German genes.
  2. Thread: Raaf

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    I agree, dukehjsteve. I use to long jump in high...

    I agree, dukehjsteve. I use to long jump in high school and my coach determined that my left leg was my stronger leg (I am right-handed). Interestingly he did this by having me stand relaxed while...
  3. Thread: Raaf

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    I remember those days before all-weather tracks. ...

    I remember those days before all-weather tracks. I can remember some tracks where nobody wanted to run in the inside lane because it was so wet and muddy.
  4. Thread: Raaf

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    You guys are too good. Nice job, dukehjsteve...

    You guys are too good. Nice job, dukehjsteve (and gh), it is John Winter who was born 95 years ago today in Australia. Of course you know that he won the high jump in London (1948) under fairly wet...
  5. Thread: Raaf

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    Raaf

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 95 years ago today and died two days after turning 83.

    Our birthday athlete did not win Olympic gold in the hurdles and competed...
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    Alberto Cova, I believe sometime in the late...

    Alberto Cova, I believe sometime in the late 1990's, confirmed that he did participate in blood doping. It's no speculation on my part.
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    Happy birthday today to Alberto Cova (61). Cova...

    Happy birthday today to Alberto Cova (61). Cova won the Los Angeles Olympic 10,000 the same day Carl Lewis won the long jump and the same day Cordner Nelson turned 66 (I sat with him in Los...
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    I was there in person.

    I was there in person.
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    Blood Doping

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday 61 years ago and won Olympic gold on a Monday some 35 years ago.

    This athlete also won a World Championship gold medal...
  10. Thread: Lauri

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    Happy birthday today to Pauli Nevala, winner of...

    Happy birthday today to Pauli Nevala, winner of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic javelin throw for men. Very good Olli and tandfman. Olli gets the first name and tandfman with the last name. Nevala did...
  11. Thread: Lauri

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    Lauri

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday 79 years ago and competed in two Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete won gold at the first of those two Games and...
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    Henry Carr it its, Trickstat. Nice job. Carr...

    Henry Carr it its, Trickstat. Nice job. Carr won the 200 in Tokyo (1964) and four days later he anchored the winning four by 400 relay in Tokyo.

    Henry Carr was born in 1942 (not 1941) and yes,...
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    You Can Drive My Car

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won two Olympic gold medals.

    Our birthday athlete was born on a Friday 77 years ago today and died on a Friday at the age of 72.

    This...
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    Football stays; just hope that more great...

    Football stays; just hope that more great athletes decide to stick with track & field.
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    I don't think "remotely" should be used in this...

    I don't think "remotely" should be used in this sentence.
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    The women's 400 in Doha at the World...

    The women's 400 in Doha at the World Championships.
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    Good for you, jc203. For our generation, most...

    Good for you, jc203. For our generation, most of us will always remember where we were when we heard that news from Dallas. Hard not to remember it.
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    You have a big part of history with those...

    You have a big part of history with those photographs, dukehjsteve.
  19. I agree, Atticus. Hardee was good and fun to...

    I agree, Atticus. Hardee was good and fun to listen to.
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    Were You Alive Then?

    We're talking about 56 years ago today. Doesn't matter if you were living in the United States or another country, we want to know if you were alive on November 22, 1963. If you were alive on that...
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    Joe is recovering from his stroke in Eugene. He...

    Joe is recovering from his stroke in Eugene. He was lucky to get to the hospital fairly quickly and did not suffer much major damage. He has been sleeping 10 to 11 hours each day. His doctor...
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    Happy birthday today to Gail Devers (53). Luigi...

    Happy birthday today to Gail Devers (53). Luigi Beccali was born 112 years ago today. Nice work, tandfman. Devers won three Olympic gold medals at five Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and...
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    Golden Double, Lone Bronze

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of four Olympic gold medals and one Olympic bronze medal from a total of eight Olympic Games.

    These two athletes were born...
  24. Thread: Palo Alto

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    Bob Mathias was born 89 years ago today. Nice...

    Bob Mathias was born 89 years ago today. Nice job, tandfman. One doesn't need a lot of clues to know Mathias who won two consecutive gold medals in the Olympic decathlon. Mathias was born and...
  25. Thread: Palo Alto

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    Palo Alto

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals from two Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete was born 89 years ago today, but died of cancer at the age of 75.
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