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  1. Thread: 3M

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    Happy 73rd birthday today to Ruth Fuchs and very...

    Happy 73rd birthday today to Ruth Fuchs and very good, Olli. Ruth, of course, won the javelin throw in Munich and in Montreal. She was eighth place in the Moscow Olympics of 1980.
  2. Thread: 3M

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    3M

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday 73 years ago today and won Olympic gold on a Saturday over 43 years ago.

    Our birthday champion competed in three...
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    Very sad news from Texas. Peter Snell was...

    Very sad news from Texas. Peter Snell was definitely one of the great ones. I knew he had had heart problems and was about to turn 81 next Tuesday. I was very lucky to have met him several times...
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    Nothing beats being there in person.

    Nothing beats being there in person.
  5. Thread: Tiger

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    Happy 58th birthday today to Mark McKoy who won...

    Happy 58th birthday today to Mark McKoy who won the Olympic gold medal in the 110 hurdles in Spain back in 1992. Nice going, tandfman. You are good or else I give too many clues (or both). ...
  6. Thread: Tiger

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    Tiger

    Happy 58th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who competed in four Olympic Games and represented two different nations at those Games.

    This champion won a World Indoor gold and a...
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    Happy birthday today to Venuste Niyongabo (46)...

    Happy birthday today to Venuste Niyongabo (46) and to Milt Campbell who was born 86 years ago today, but died about seven years ago. Very well done, bambam1729. You know Campbell won the Olympic...
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    Most Champions Value Nostalgia

    Happy birthday to two Olympic champions born a total of 132 years ago today (Monday).

    These two athletes won their Olympic gold medals in different continents and in different events.

    Both...
  9. Thread: Ph.D.

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    I was wondering where you were, dukehjsteve.

    I was wondering where you were, dukehjsteve.
  10. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Duncan McNaughton it is. Nice going,...

    Duncan McNaughton it is. Nice going, bambam1729. That was fast. McNaughton won the 1932 high jump representing Canada. Of course he went to USC (next to the Los Angeles Coliseum). McNaughton...
  11. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Ph.D.

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born approximately 2,174 miles (3,500 km) from the Olympic stadium where this person won that Olympic gold medal.

    Our birthday...
  12. Thread: Amnesty

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    Very well done, J Rorick. You got Gray Davis,...

    Very well done, J Rorick. You got Gray Davis, Glenn Davis, and Geena Davis. Nice job.
  13. Thread: Amnesty

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    Gabriella Dorio won the women's 1,500 in Los...

    Gabriella Dorio won the women's 1,500 in Los Angeles (1984). Very good, Olli. The other woman is an American as is the Olympic champion (man).
  14. Thread: Amnesty

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    Happy birthday today to Guy Drut and nice job,...

    Happy birthday today to Guy Drut and nice job, Olli. Drut did win the Olympic silver medal in the 110 hurdles in Munich (1972) and then won Olympic gold in Montreal (1976).

    Gail Devers does share...
  15. Thread: Amnesty

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    Amnesty

    Happy 69th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday and won Olympic gold on a Wednesday.

    Our birthday athlete was born approximately 3,429 miles (5,520 km) from...
  16. Thread: Raaf

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    I think the no-height in the vault came from the...

    I think the no-height in the vault came from the East German genes.
  17. Thread: Raaf

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    I agree, dukehjsteve. I use to long jump in high...

    I agree, dukehjsteve. I use to long jump in high school and my coach determined that my left leg was my stronger leg (I am right-handed). Interestingly he did this by having me stand relaxed while...
  18. Thread: Raaf

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    I remember those days before all-weather tracks. ...

    I remember those days before all-weather tracks. I can remember some tracks where nobody wanted to run in the inside lane because it was so wet and muddy.
  19. Thread: Raaf

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    You guys are too good. Nice job, dukehjsteve...

    You guys are too good. Nice job, dukehjsteve (and gh), it is John Winter who was born 95 years ago today in Australia. Of course you know that he won the high jump in London (1948) under fairly wet...
  20. Thread: Raaf

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    Raaf

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 95 years ago today and died two days after turning 83.

    Our birthday athlete did not win Olympic gold in the hurdles and competed...
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    Alberto Cova, I believe sometime in the late...

    Alberto Cova, I believe sometime in the late 1990's, confirmed that he did participate in blood doping. It's no speculation on my part.
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    Happy birthday today to Alberto Cova (61). Cova...

    Happy birthday today to Alberto Cova (61). Cova won the Los Angeles Olympic 10,000 the same day Carl Lewis won the long jump and the same day Cordner Nelson turned 66 (I sat with him in Los...
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    I was there in person.

    I was there in person.
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    Blood Doping

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday 61 years ago and won Olympic gold on a Monday some 35 years ago.

    This athlete also won a World Championship gold medal...
  25. Thread: Lauri

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    Happy birthday today to Pauli Nevala, winner of...

    Happy birthday today to Pauli Nevala, winner of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic javelin throw for men. Very good Olli and tandfman. Olli gets the first name and tandfman with the last name. Nevala did...
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