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  1. Thread: Whj wr

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    I remember an instance from the 1970s when...

    I remember an instance from the 1970s when remeasuring actually affected a record, when the Finnish NR in pole vault was measured to be 1 cm *higher* than thought.

    (This was Kalliomäki's 547,...
  2. Yeah, shouldn't have talked about shoulders. Now...

    Yeah, shouldn't have talked about shoulders. Now I have bad conscience. I rooted for him, though.
  3. The main responsibility in defending the...

    The main responsibility in defending the reputation of Uralic peoples lies on Kirt's shoulders, however.
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    Why would they mention Viren's blood doping?...

    Why would they mention Viren's blood doping? There is zero evidence for it.

    This is not to deny that he might have done that, but so might any sportsman or woman during that era.
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    Not an Olympic Champion but WR holder anyway:...

    Not an Olympic Champion but WR holder anyway: Terje Pedersen.
  6. Thread: John Muir

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    Do you mean that he did not tell us to ignore the...

    Do you mean that he did not tell us to ignore the hurdles as usual when there is a non-hurdler?
  7. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    I believe the latter variety is hardly known...

    I believe the latter variety is hardly known outside America, and the below link confirms that she played in a team.
    ...
  8. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    On the other hand, since Czechs also add that ová...

    On the other hand, since Czechs also add that ová to non-Czechs, such as Dafne Schippersová, by the same logic we in the rest of the world might be entitled to take that off from Czech names.
  9. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    To be precise, I checked two athlete names. About...

    To be precise, I checked two athlete names. About the first, I was 99% sure it's not him/her. About the second, I was perhaps 80% sure it's not him/her either, but it turned out to be the right one...
  10. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    Born 1922, probably competed in 1948–1960....

    Born 1922, probably competed in 1948–1960. Perhaps a thrower, if switched from handball. Probably a European, since I don't think handball was too much played elsewhere.

    After writing what's...
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    Hmm, since you did not tell us to ignore the...

    Hmm, since you did not tell us to ignore the hurdles, one of them might be Kevin Young.
  12. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    Did she sing in German?

    Did she sing in German?
  13. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    Or hare, perhaps.

    Or hare, perhaps.
  14. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    In my Mac, I can also press the S key for a...

    In my Mac, I can also press the S key for a moment for getting a menu with several variants, including ß.
  15. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    Should the first word be Weißer?

    Should the first word be Weißer?
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    Actually, they used to measure the perpendicular...

    Actually, they used to measure the perpendicular distance from the straight line several decades ago.
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    By no means more exiting in my view. What is...

    By no means more exiting in my view. What is exciting is how the bar goes higher and higher and also seeing an actual bar stay or fall.
  18. Thread: Foul

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    Sounds strange. What I have heard being told is...

    Sounds strange. What I have heard being told is that the federation wanted Saneyev to win his fourth gold, and Uudmäe's win was kind of an accident. I even remember reading rumors that Uudmäe fell...
  19. Thread: Foul

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    Rather few clues. Born 1954, won in Moscow. Do we...

    Rather few clues. Born 1954, won in Moscow. Do we have more? "Foul" might perhaps refer to several triple jumps that were controversially jugded foul, or to one controversial javelin throw (by Dainis...
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    Wyomia Tyus?

    Wyomia Tyus?
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    Incidentally, IAAF's all-time top lists seem to...

    Incidentally, IAAF's all-time top lists seem to be botched in this respect. Räty's 96.96 is not there but Kimmo Kinnunen's 90.82 is, even though both were made with the rough-tail javelin that was...
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    OK, my somewhat insecure recollection of Randy...

    OK, my somewhat insecure recollection of Randy Williams's name turned out right. About the older one I have no idea; I mostly do not know the historical stuff. Munich 1972, on the other hand, was the...
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    So, the older, born in 1911, won in 1928. The...

    So, the older, born in 1911, won in 1928.

    The younger, born in 1953, won in 1972.

    What was the name of the guy who won long jump in Munich? Somethiing like Randy Williams???
  24. Thread: Music From 1969

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    Here's my contribution for the 1969 list: ...

    Here's my contribution for the 1969 list:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVHl-pqaIYM&t=211s

    Or with the score:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MChTWNDAg8&t=82s
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    And the older of course Abebe Bikila.

    And the older of course Abebe Bikila.
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