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  1. I remember it well and every once-in-awhile I...

    I remember it well and every once-in-awhile I will watch the race just because of that last lap.
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    Alice Coachman it is. Good job bambam1729 and...

    Alice Coachman it is. Good job bambam1729 and Olli. You're a good team. Coachman did win the 1948 London Olympic women's high jump. She was one of ten children (born in Georgia - the state, not...
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    Yes, Consolini was born when Woodrow Wilson was...

    Yes, Consolini was born when Woodrow Wilson was president.
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    Guess I missed that.

    Guess I missed that.
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    Egil Danielsen it is and yes, I have not heard...

    Egil Danielsen it is and yes, I have not heard that he died last July. Sorry to hear about his death. The other athlete did die in 2014 and did not win the Olympic gold medal in Africa or...
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    A Competitive Edge Delivers

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to two Olympic champions who were born a total of 182 years ago and competed in a total of three Olympic Games.

    These champions were born about 4,397 miles (7,077...
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    And he's only a junior.

    And he's only a junior.
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    Larry James it is. Nice job, tandfman. James...

    Larry James it is. Nice job, tandfman. James was a pretty good hurdler and triple jumper, but switched to the 400 and what a switch it was. He ran under 44.00 in Mexico City to take the Olympic...
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    Richard Stockton

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who is one of the few Olympic champions in track & field to die on the same day and same month as when this athlete was born.

    Our birthday...
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    In 1983, I was sitting with a good friend (who...

    In 1983, I was sitting with a good friend (who shall be nameless) at the World Championships in Helsinki. I can tell you that this friend was well-known world-wide in the sport of track and field. ...
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    I still find it hard to believe that Bubka's only...

    I still find it hard to believe that Bubka's only Olympic gold medal came at Seoul.
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    Happy birthday today to Gennadiy Avdeyenko (56). ...

    Happy birthday today to Gennadiy Avdeyenko (56). Very good, J Rorick. Of course you know (maybe not all of you) that Avdeyenko won the high jump in Seoul. He started out as a triple jumper and...
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    Yes, this athlete was born in Europe and won...

    Yes, this athlete was born in Europe and won Olympic gold in Seoul (setting an Olympic record). I can also tell you that this champion was one of three men from a certain country to win the Olympic...
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    Lincoln - Kennedy

    Happy 56th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who competed in one Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete was born about 4,660 miles (7,501 km) from the stadium where this person won...
  15. Yes, once elected as president, they also have a...

    Yes, once elected as president, they also have a VP, but not when they took over on the death of the previous president.
  16. Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A....

    Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson all took over the presidency on the death of the previous president...
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    Happy 60th birthday today to Said Aouita and very...

    Happy 60th birthday today to Said Aouita and very good, Olli. Aouita was born on this day in 1959. He won the 5,000 in Los Angeles (1984) at the age of 24. Four years later, in Seoul, he took...
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    Married With Children

    Happy 60th birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who also owns an Olympic bronze medal.

    Our birthday athlete also won a gold and a bronze medal at the World Championships.

    This...
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    I think this is the best film of the lighting of...

    I think this is the best film of the lighting of the Olympic torch there is.
  20. Thread: Matt Dillon

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    When you answered the political question, you...

    When you answered the political question, you also answered the birthday athlete question. I give credit to you both.
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    Wow, that's a surprise. Sorry to hear this. I...

    Wow, that's a surprise. Sorry to hear this. I saw him run many times and yes, he did remind me of Prefontaine. He was a very talented runner.
  22. Thread: Matt Dillon

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    Bill Miller it is. Nice going, J Rorick. Bill...

    Bill Miller it is. Nice going, J Rorick. Bill Miler (the one born 107 years ago today) won the Los Angeles (1932) Olympic pole vault. He was born in Kansas (Dodge City) and graduated from...
  23. Thread: Matt Dillon

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    Matt Dillon

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Friday 107 years ago in the same country where this athlete won that Olympic gold medal.

    Our birthday person died 12 days...
  24. Thread: 4x1 Wisdom

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    I think the U.S. got it right in Doha. Once...

    I think the U.S. got it right in Doha. Once Gatlin retires, I don't see a problem in replacing him, but I would definitely keep Coleman on the first leg and Lyles on the anchor leg. If they can...
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    Frank Wykoff it is. He was born 110 years ago...

    Frank Wykoff it is. He was born 110 years ago yesterday (Tuesday). Nice job, tandfman. Wykoff and Stones both graduated from Glendale High School in the San Fernando Valley of Southern...
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