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  1. Thread: Selma and Liisa

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    Yes it does. When I saw "Liisa", that immediately...

    Yes it does. When I saw "Liisa", that immediately suggested Finland, where it is a common female name. I guess Selma and Liisa were Ritola's wives.
  2. Thread: Spy Hill

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    Born 1940, competed in 1964, 1968, 1972, not born...

    Born 1940, competed in 1964, 1968, 1972, not born in Asia, North America, or Europe. So probably an African. Kipchoge Keino won four medals and Kenya is far from Mexico. He also competed in 1500m,...
  3. Thread: Paul and Ringo

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    That part I did not understand, but if he is John...

    That part I did not understand, but if he is John George I think I got it.
  4. Thread: Paul and Ringo

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    It seems I am again the first to reply. Often I...

    It seems I am again the first to reply. Often I take a look at the message board when it is around 6 p.m. here where I am living, and often I find a birthday quiz waiting replies.

    This athlete is...
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    OK. Funny thing is that Bill Toomey was actually...

    OK. Funny thing is that Bill Toomey was actually the only B. T. that came to my mind, but I thought he did not fit the clues; I again underestimated DoubleRBar's slyness.
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    According to the clues "Both people competed in...

    According to the clues "Both people competed in the same event when winning those two Olympic gold medals." Seems a bit misleading, if it was Toomey. Toomey had to do shot put but he did not compete...
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    Haha, I'll try again to figure out what follows...

    Haha, I'll try again to figure out what follows from the clues. The older was born 1939, the younger 1960. Olympics on the same continent might most probably be 1964 and 1988 or 1968 and 1984. Based...
  8. Thread: World Record

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    Now I think I figured it out. That WAS sly!

    Now I think I figured it out. That WAS sly!
  9. Thread: World Record

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    I couldn't figure this out even by doing...

    I couldn't figure this out even by doing research, but perhaps thedoorknobbroke referred to a possibility I overlooked. If (s)he was born 1961, (s)he probably won in 1984, 1988, or 1992. Since there...
  10. Thread: Surprise Winner

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    Oh Jenkins. That would have been one of the few...

    Oh Jenkins. That would have been one of the few American winners in Melobourne whose name I do remember (because it associates with David Jenkins), but it did not occur to me it might be him. (Was...
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    At least in Finland athletics used to be the No....

    At least in Finland athletics used to be the No. 1 sport, and it is still among the most popular televised spectator sports, even though the level of the athletes is lousy.
  12. Thread: Surprise Winner

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    Probably an American who won in Melbourne. Cannot...

    Probably an American who won in Melbourne. Cannot get further...
  13. Thread: Not The Favorite

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    Haha, Kiselev/Kiselyov would have been my second...

    Haha, Kiselev/Kiselyov would have been my second guess, but I thought a cyclist might have more likely changed to running than to shot putting (though you surely need strong legs in that event). I...
  14. Thread: Not The Favorite

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    Born 1957; hence won perhaps in 1980 or 1984....

    Born 1957; hence won perhaps in 1980 or 1984. Perhaps some of the Russians in Moscow. There were several, but if he/she was originally cyclist, then perhaps a runner. My guess: Viktor Markin.
  15. Thread: Roman

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    Hmm, born in 56; hence perhaps participated in...

    Hmm, born in 56; hence perhaps participated in 1976 and 1980 or 1980 and 1984. However, not too many athletes medalled in both 1980 and 1984 because of the boycotts.

    Perhaps it is someone who...
  16. Thread: Big Event

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    Yeah, nothing wrong this time with DoubleRBar's...

    Yeah, nothing wrong this time with DoubleRBar's calculations.
  17. Thread: Big Event

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    Of course Tokyo has had the Olympics only once,...

    Of course Tokyo has had the Olympics only once, but DoubleRBar's clue said that the continent has had Olympics twice. But I was wrong in any case, since Olympics have been three times in Asia....
  18. Thread: Big Event

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    The city is easy: Tokyo.

    The city is easy: Tokyo.
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    If I may have a second guess, I. P. might be Ivan...

    If I may have a second guess, I. P. might be Ivan Pedroso.
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    I. P. might be Irina Privalova?

    I. P. might be Irina Privalova?
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    The one who died five days ago is certainly P. S....

    The one who died five days ago is certainly P. S. from New Zealand.
  22. Thread: 3M

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    Hmm, won in two games and was born "less than 400...

    Hmm, won in two games and was born "less than 400 miles from *the* Olympic stadium where this person wan the Olympic gold". So that might mean either of those stadiums?

    Ruth Fuchs probably was...
  23. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Five minutes! That was quick by bambam1729.

    Five minutes! That was quick by bambam1729.
  24. Thread: Amnesty

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    Gabriella Dorio?

    Gabriella Dorio?
  25. Thread: Amnesty

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    The G. D. winning similar event might be Gail...

    The G. D. winning similar event might be Gail Devers, but I have no idea about the remaining G. D.s.
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