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    Happy birthday (45) Saturday to Hicham El...

    Happy birthday (45) Saturday to Hicham El Guerrouj. Very nice, Mr. Bowie. El Guerrouj, as you might know, was born in Berkane, Morocco, which is very famous for its citrus fruit industry. If you...
  2. Less than two weeks before the start of the World...

    Less than two weeks before the start of the World Championships.
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    The Clementine

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday 45 years ago today and won three Olympic medals, six World Championship medals, and three World Indoor medals.
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    We wish her a very happy birthday no matter how...

    We wish her a very happy birthday no matter how old she is.
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    Happy 46th birthday last Tuesday to Ghada Shouaa....

    Happy 46th birthday last Tuesday to Ghada Shouaa. Very good, Pego. I knew someone would know her. You may remember that Shouaa competed in three Olympic Games in the heptathlon. She was...
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    Not that I know. I figured putting it in...

    Not that I know. I figured putting it in English would give it away too quickly. Guess I should have.

    So, now you know our mystery athlete is a woman with the initials G. S. I can also tell...
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    Looks as if bambam1729 knows what he is talking...

    Looks as if bambam1729 knows what he is talking about with that clue.
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    Are you sure that's not Bs?

    Are you sure that's not Bs?
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    You're right. This performer sang with a group,...

    You're right. This performer sang with a group, but the performer did write this particular song.
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    Ok, the performer, with the same initials as the...

    Ok, the performer, with the same initials as the birthday person, wrote a song which became a very popular song a few years before our birthday athlete was born. I didn't give you the name of the...
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    The title relates to the performer.

    The title relates to the performer.
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    We need more of that.

    We need more of that.
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    Thank you, donley2.

    Thank you, donley2.
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    Television Coverage For Doha 2019

    I imagine it has been already covered here, but I am curious about the schedule for television coverage in the U.S. for the World Championships in Doha.

    Can anyone help me with the schedule and...
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    Yes, but I wasn't sure how to do that "B" on my...

    Yes, but I wasn't sure how to do that "B" on my computer.
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    WeiBer Hase

    Happy 46th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who competed in the same event during three Olympic Games.

    This champion won Olympic gold in the second of those three Games and was...
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    You could probably find one of those in Virginia,...

    You could probably find one of those in Virginia, too.
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    This is a big surprise and on the other hand, I...

    This is a big surprise and on the other hand, I understand. Vin will do well wherever he goes.
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    You got it catson52. Lyudmila Bragina set three...

    You got it catson52. Lyudmila Bragina set three world records during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Her third world record in Munich was 4:01.4 in the final (she set her first in the heats and...
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    Big Event

    This month's (September) "Big Event" happened 47 years ago today and involved a spectacular world record which some of you may have seen in person.

    If you didn't see this performance in person...
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    Doha could be ideal conditions for the jumpers.

    Doha could be ideal conditions for the jumpers.
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    They were made for the triple jump.

    They were made for the triple jump.
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    He may not mention this and would certainly not...

    He may not mention this and would certainly not use it as an excuse, however Andre ran the Olympic Trials final with a cold and "died" at the 7th hurdle. He still took fourth place in that final.
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    I am going with a healthy Crouser in Qatar.

    I am going with a healthy Crouser in Qatar.
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    Happy birthday today to Andre Phillips. Nice...

    Happy birthday today to Andre Phillips. Nice going, tandfman. Andre turns 60 today and most of you know he ran in the shadow (most of his career) of Edwin Moses. When Phillips won the 1988 400...
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