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    Good list. Although I was born late '67 so I'm...

    Good list. Although I was born late '67 so I'm too young for first-hand memories of these. Will have to look up the Youngbloods.
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    The 2nd leg has the slight advantage of a flying...

    The 2nd leg has the slight advantage of a flying start with no 'traffic'.
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    That seems wise to me. Apparently she has been...

    That seems wise to me. Apparently she has been making some technical changes but has not thrown more than 67m something this year.
  4. Norris was also the announcer at Oxford in 1954...

    Norris was also the announcer at Oxford in 1954 when Roger Bannister ran the 4 minute mile. He built up the tension by announcing some of the various records that R.G. Bannister had set (subject to...
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    I remember Davies saying that his experience of...

    I remember Davies saying that his experience of the '68 LJ final was like teeing off second in a sudden-death golf play-off after your opponent had shot a hole-in-one.
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    I remember an interview with Gunnell where she...

    I remember an interview with Gunnell where she said she enjoyed 4x400s (best split sub 50) and indoor 400s (European Champ) but did not enjoy flat outdoor 400s. She was a sub 13 100 hurdler.
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    As the world record in the individual 400 at the...

    As the world record in the individual 400 at the time was 45.8, I prefer to think that McKenley won the relay for Jamaica rather than Moore lost it. I think the equivalent now would be Moore running...
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    That would be the same Phil Banning. I think he...

    That would be the same Phil Banning. I think he held the UK indoor 1500m record for a few years (possibly 1975-1983). In the early 80s he was the coach of a squad of teenage girl runners from Andover...
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    The DNS was due to an admin error where a...

    The DNS was due to an admin error where a non-travelling reserve shot putter (Yousef Zatat) was named in the team in place of experienced 400m runner Rabah Yousif!
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    Is that a Games only for people with Vietnamese...

    Is that a Games only for people with Vietnamese fathers?
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    By George III's reign, Britain was much more of a...

    By George III's reign, Britain was much more of a constitutional monarchy and the King didn't have so much power.
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    The original family name was Costerhalfen but...

    The original family name was Costerhalfen but they changed it because people thought they were a discount store.
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    That is true but maybe there might be some if...

    That is true but maybe there might be some if people thought they might be able to get away with it.
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    Yes she was the daughter of a shopkeeper.

    Yes she was the daughter of a shopkeeper.
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    The scary thing for me is that the humidity...

    The scary thing for me is that the humidity levels are relatively modest by Tokyo standards.
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    Impressive organisation from the hosts of the...

    Impressive organisation from the hosts of the 2020 World Under 20 Champs....:roll:
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    She also 'won' at a time when there was no prize...

    She also 'won' at a time when there was no prize money. I suspect what happened at Boston in 1980 helped ensure that various safeguards were put in before the big races awarded prize money.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if her 12.28 lasts longer...

    I wouldn't be surprised if her 12.28 lasts longer than 35 years as an Aussie record.
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    To think that England have or had a very good...

    To think that England have or had a very good record at Edgbaston in recent years. We tend to lose at Lord's......
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    Of course some eventually got on boats to America.

    Of course some eventually got on boats to America.
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    We didn't have much choice in those days!

    We didn't have much choice in those days!
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    The Western part in the 80s was probably also...

    The Western part in the 80s was probably also outperforming the united country now.
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    It does seem like a very long time since Germany...

    It does seem like a very long time since Germany last had a truly world-class men's hammer thrower.
  24. I think that last part is the concept that should...

    I think that last part is the concept that should generally underpin the whole scoring system. Or perhaps more the standard of people that the athlete beats. I think an athlete coming 8th out of 8 in...
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    RIP - the last of 4 British Olympic Marathon...

    RIP - the last of 4 British Olympic Marathon silver medallists.
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