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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  5. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    Did she sing in German?

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

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    Or hare, perhaps.

    Or hare, perhaps.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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???
  17. 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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    The 69-year old might be Dave Wottle.

    The 69-year old might be Dave Wottle.
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    Strange clues: Why is "World Championship" in...

    Strange clues: Why is "World Championship" in quotes. What in the world does mean: "When you change those two letters, make it 20 to 19"???? Which two letters????
  21. Thread: Sycamore Canyon

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    Your hints are nicely cunning in some respects,...

    Your hints are nicely cunning in some respects, though.
  22. Thread: Sycamore Canyon

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    Haha, if the answer is what I think it is, this...

    Haha, if the answer is what I think it is, this is a bit too easy. There has been some talk about this 70-year birthday in papers I usually read.

    So I shall leave it for others to ponder. I am...
  23. Thread: Sunday, Sunday

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    P. S. Rosemarie Ackermann won with the straddle...

    P. S. Rosemarie Ackermann won with the straddle in Montreal, but Tarmak was, I believe the last man to win with the straddle.
  24. Thread: Sunday, Sunday

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    My guess: Jüri Tarmak, who was, I think, the last...

    My guess: Jüri Tarmak, who was, I think, the last not to use Fosbury flop in winning high jump Olympic gold.
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    He was also a pretty talented marathon runner.

    He was also a pretty talented marathon runner.
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