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    It's rare that American citizens win every event...

    It's rare that American citizens win every event at the NCAA track & field championships. I can't remember the last time it happened (good research project). That's because you have to include the...
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    You're right, bambam1729, but I didn't want to...

    You're right, bambam1729, but I didn't want to get into too much gymnastics.
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    Happy 70th birthday today to Valeriy Borzov. ...

    Happy 70th birthday today to Valeriy Borzov. Nice work, bambam1729. Of course you know Borzov won the 100 and the 200 in Munich (1972). The Americans won the four by 100 relay and that's where...
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    Double Complete Set

    Happy 70th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with a complete set of Olympic medals (gold, silver, & bronze).

    This champion won that complete set competing in two Olympic Games.

    No...
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    You're right and I thank you both. Very good,...

    You're right and I thank you both. Very good, rhymans. Sorry I reversed that.
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    Happy birthday today to Bobby Morrow and good...

    Happy birthday today to Bobby Morrow and good job, tandfman. Morrow won the 1956 Olympic 100 and three days later, he won the 200. A week after winning that 100, he anchored the winning four by...
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    A Cat That Is Wild

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

    In a span of one week, this athlete won three Olympic gold medals and equaled the world...
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    Happy 52nd birthday today to Javier Sotomayor and...

    Happy 52nd birthday today to Javier Sotomayor and nice going, Trickstat. You are correct in saying that he won gold in Barcelona. He also took the Olympic silver medal in Sydney, Australia in...
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    Friday The Thirteenth

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games, but not without some controversy.

    This champion, who was born on a Friday, was ranked fifth in the world...
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    Very good dukehjsteve, you got them. The two...

    Very good dukehjsteve, you got them. The two harder questions are: Where in Czechoslovakia did Danek set this discus record? The other question is: What is this mark? Any guesses are...
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    Good thinking, Davidokun. It is Ludvik Danek...

    Good thinking, Davidokun. It is Ludvik Danek who set a world record 54 years ago today. Anyone know the site of the record, the event, and/or the actual mark? Hint: Danek's world record would...
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    Big Event

    This month's (October) "Big Event" happened on this day 54 years ago. This world record was set in the athlete's home country, but not in the capital of that country.

    The athlete that set this...
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    Pretty amazing rise.

    Pretty amazing rise.
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    Justin Gatlin might have something to say about...

    Justin Gatlin might have something to say about that second leg.
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    I would keep Christian Coleman on the opening...

    I would keep Christian Coleman on the opening leg. He's too valuable there.
  16. I was in Seoul in 1988 and thought that men's...

    I was in Seoul in 1988 and thought that men's shot put was great, but this one today is off the charts. There will be another some day which will top this one.
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    Pretty tough assignment for most high school...

    Pretty tough assignment for most high school boys' teams.
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    Amazing to me that the world champion ran his...

    Amazing to me that the world champion ran his first event in 11.27 (only 801 points) and went on to win the gold medal with 8,691 points.
  19. Never was a rule, as far as I know.

    Never was a rule, as far as I know.
  20. Is it just me or has anyone else seen so much...

    Is it just me or has anyone else seen so much foot contact as Jakob Ingebrigtsen? It seems almost every race I see him run, he is clipping someone from behind or trying to squeeze past someone in...
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    For me, this will be the event of the meet. It...

    For me, this will be the event of the meet. It starts at 12:40 p.m. here in California and I can't wait.
  22. She asked him if she could give him a hug and...

    She asked him if she could give him a hug and Lewis said, "Please don't hurt me!"
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    Remember the epic men's 400 hurdles in Rome...

    Remember the epic men's 400 hurdles in Rome (1987)? Doha could be even more epic.
  24. Dust? Do they have dust in Doha? Probably so....

    Dust? Do they have dust in Doha? Probably so. It's a desert.
  25. Keep them coming.

    Keep them coming.
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