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    Very well done, LopenUupunut. Betty Robinson it...

    Very well done, LopenUupunut. Betty Robinson it is. She was born 108 years ago today and went on to win the 100 at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. She was only 16 when winning that race. About...
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    Even I wasn't alive in 1928.

    Even I wasn't alive in 1928.
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    Happy birthday today (66) to Randy Williams and...

    Happy birthday today (66) to Randy Williams and very good, Olli. Yes, Randy Williams had just turned 19 years old when he won the long jump (8.24 or 27' 1/2") in Munich at the 1972 Olympics. Four...
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    Both Represent Real Winners

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions born a total of 174 years ago today.

    Both birthday athletes competed in two Olympic Games, both won Olympic silver medals, and both won...
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    Yes, Bern it is.

    Yes, Bern it is.
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    Very good, bambam1729. It was Lee Calhoun who...

    Very good, bambam1729. It was Lee Calhoun who ran 13.2 over the 110 hurdles on August 21, 1960 in Switzerland. Anyone know where in Switzerland this happened? No research, please.
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    You are on the right track, catson52. In fact,...

    You are on the right track, catson52. In fact, you got the country and the last name of the athlete. Yes, you leap over the bar in the high jump and in the hurdles you (sort of) leap over those...
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    Another good guess, dukehjsteve, but you are...

    Another good guess, dukehjsteve, but you are right in saying that Poland is not landlocked. Poland is not a "small" country. Josef Schmidt set his world record in the triple jump about two weeks...
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    Good guess, Pego, but I think we did that one...

    Good guess, Pego, but I think we did that one last month (July). Balas cleared 1.90 the year after the Rome Olympics. This particular "Big Event" happened about two weeks before the Olympic Games....
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    Very good, LopenUupunut. It is Corny Johnson and...

    Very good, LopenUupunut. It is Corny Johnson and Chris Brasher, born today some 106 and 91 years ago. Johnson, of course, won the high jump in Berlin (1936) and Brasher won the steeplechase in...
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    Big Event

    This month's (August) "Big Event" happened 59 years ago today in the capital city of a fairly small landlocked country. This country is not located in Asia, North America, or Africa.

    The athlete...
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    Can Jumpers Catch Barriers?

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of two Olympic gold medals.

    Our birthday people were born a total of 197 years ago today.

    Both athletes died on a Friday...
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    Good point, dj. Relay splits from the U.S. team...

    Good point, dj. Relay splits from the U.S. team in Melbourne (December 1, 1956): Lou Jones (fifth in the 400 final) ran 47.1 out of the blocks. Jesse Mashburn was 46.4 on leg two. Charlie...
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    Happy birthday to "a man for all seasons", Rafer...

    Happy birthday to "a man for all seasons", Rafer Johnson. Of course you know he took the Olympic silver medal in Australia (1956) and the gold in Italy (1960) in the decathlon. Rafer could do it...
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    A Man For All Seasons

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Sunday 84 years ago today.

    Our birthday athlete also won an Olympic silver medal in the same event.

    If I told you about...
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    Great story, midwestfan. I would have loved to...

    Great story, midwestfan. I would have loved to have been at that brunch in Florida.
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    Very good, dukehjsteve. Tom Courtney served in...

    Very good, dukehjsteve. Tom Courtney served in the U.S. Air Force. We didn't have a U.S. Air Force until 1947. Before 1947 it was the Army Air Corps. The U.S. Air Force Academy (my opinion)...
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    Happy birthday today to Tom Courtney. Very...

    Happy birthday today to Tom Courtney. Very good, Pego. Courtney won the 1956 Olympic 800 and five days later he anchored (45.7) the winning four by 400 relay team. "Off we go, into the wild...
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    You should go ahead and answer, tandfman. ...

    You should go ahead and answer, tandfman. You're right, the title is not an anagram, however the five dots after the three words represent the five words in the rest of the title.
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    Off We Go.....

    Happy 86th birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold on a Saturday.

    This champion won Olympic gold four days after Thanksgiving.

    Our birthday champion shares the...
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    Happy 69th birthday today to Hasley Crawford. ...

    Happy 69th birthday today to Hasley Crawford. Crawford competed in Munich (DNF 100 with pulled hamstring), Montreal (gold in the 100 and 8th in the 200), Moscow (didn't make the 100 or relay...
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    Pain is Tly

    Happy 69th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who competed in the same event at four Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete competed in three different events at the Olympics and won...
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    Good point, Trickstat.

    Good point, Trickstat.
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    Happy birthday today (90) to Charlie Moore and...

    Happy birthday today (90) to Charlie Moore and congratulations, tandfman. Charlie Moore won the 1952 (Helsinki) Olympic 400 hurdles with an Olympic record (51.06). Six days after winning that gold...
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    The Lone Ranger

    Happy 90th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday and won that Olympic gold medal on a Monday some 67 years ago (last month).

    Our birthday athlete also owns an...
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