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    Re: 1964 Olympic query

    In our respective databases, Richard and I are missing the lane assignments and start order for several events and phases at Tokyo in 1964, as follows:

    Men
    100 m Quarter-finals 14 Oct
    200...
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    Re: Best track dual sport athletes

    Athletes have competed 170 times in the Olympics in both athletics and another sport. The breakdown is as follows:

    Sports Gender ###
    ATH/BAS F 1
    ATH/BOB F 6
    ATH/CCS F 1
    ATH/CYC F 1...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    I remember gas wars but the lowest price I remember is about 23 cents.

    Class of '69 - 45-year anniversary this year - can you believe it? I still feel young.

    Satchel Paige - "How old would you...
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    Re: Only in Berkeley

    I'm not sure that's totally true although I never had to deal with it to any degree in orthopaedics. Pego, Dr Jay - what's your opinion? I have heard it works well for some people with seizure...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    In high school (1966-69) I worked at Mr Hamburg, which tried to be a local chain to compete against McDonald's (they didn't survive long). Here were the menu prices:

    Hamburger 25 cts...
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    Re: How many, which states have you been to?

    Actually, DJ, the AAU had the NAAA as its predecessor, and the predecessor of the NAAA was the NYAC Fall Meet.
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    Re: favorite patriotic song

    Just got my issue of the Smithsonian today. Half of the issue is about the Star Spangled Banner, on its 200th anniversary. Looks pretty good.
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    So who else attended a one-room schoolhouse? I did, too, in the 1st grade, actually, 1957-58, but then we went upscale to a new school and had separate classes.
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    Re: Figuerola and Hayes lane assignments in 1964

    Sadly, the lanes are not given in the 1964 Official Report nor in the Official Results. We do not have them in our database. For the semis they are likely in the Program for that day - I'll check if...
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    Re: How many, which states have you been to?

    I think its actually the same age as the US National Championships. That started in 1876 (it was actually the 7th Annual Fall Meet of the New York AC), and I think the IC4A also started in 1876.
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    Re: Only in Berkeley

    Many meds on the WADA proscribed list have no medical evidence of being performance enhancing in well-controlled medical studies.
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    Re: The Tour De France returns

    all depends on your taste; I can't imagine a much worst waste of my time than watching cycling.

    If you wanna talk great moments in sport, then the sheer artistry of Federer/Djokovic today has to...
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    Re: favorie patriotic song

    wow! couldn't get far into that one without tearing up![/quote]

    Amazing version. Didn't tear up but did get goosebumps listening to it.

    About 5 years ago my wife and I got to see MTC perform...
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    Re: favorie patriotic song

    Stars and Stripes Forever for me - any version but Boston Pops is good. Or the one on this blog:

    http://olympstats.com/2014/07/04/usa-do ... -olympics/
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    Re: Article: Distance running effect on health

    That's not a flaw. It is true that sedentary men in general may have higher BP and cholesterol, but without making the two groups mostly homogeneous there were be too many confounding variables to...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Marlow, you're one of my favorite posters on this board, along with jazzcyclist and lonewolf, but that is a very inappropriate analogy. People lie dead at the bottom of Pearl Harbour beneath that...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Microvascular replant surgeons still sometimes use leeches to help with venous return when the veins are too badly damaged to repair.
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    Re: American Heydays in Track & Field

    Nominee for Post of the Year
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    Re: Bowling Wants in the Olympics

    Bowling was an exhibition sport in 1988. The women's event was won by a Philippine woman - the Philippines has never won a gold medal in a full-medal sport. It is the nation with the most medals but...
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    Re: Why are 400m/800m runners rare?

    What exactly were your PRs, lonewolf, and which events did you compete in??
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    Re: Bob Hayes' 100m potential

    Really? Faster than Bolt? I loved Hayes but hard for me to put him above Bolt. Shoes, parking lot, or anything.
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    Re: Official World Cup Brazil 2014 Thread

    In that case, the first tie-break would be a higher number of goals scored, then head-to-head. Well, that is how I read the rules :wink: .[/quote]

    That's correct. So we have the advantage on...
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    Re: Peacock vs Owens

    Didn't we just have a thread on Owens v Peacock?
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    Re: Shot putters and clean and jerk

    Ken Patera has to be the highest-level shot putter / clean & jerk total, I would think. Can't think of anyone since him at the top level in both events. C&J was 505 lbs. I don't know his SP PR...
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    Re: Hollywood and Hercules

    I'm into bodybuilding/bodybuilers, familiar with Eugene Sandow, Sergio Olivia and Park, Larry Scott, Frank Zane and all the others. While Park might be more revered he wasn't as big as Ferrigno....
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