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  1. 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????
  5. Thread: Sycamore Canyon

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

    Your hints are nicely cunning in some respects, though.
  6. 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...
  7. Thread: Sunday, Sunday

    by Olli
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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.
  8. 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.
  10. Thread: Monday, Monday

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    Born 1906, won 1924, also competed 1928. Probably...

    Born 1906, won 1924, also competed 1928. Probably American. Cannot get further than that.
  11. Thread: Chi Heorot

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    Me too. The Wikipedia article on "Chi Heorot"...

    Me too. The Wikipedia article on "Chi Heorot" contains the name of the right answer close to its end. I think I already had at least a faint hunch of it before reading it, but afterwards I could not...
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    I, on the other hand, inferred that the younger...

    I, on the other hand, inferred that the younger champ is probably a Kenyan steeplechaser. If you read DoubleRBar's post carefully, you see this:

    "No hurdles were involved in our older athlete's...
  13. Thread: Finnish news

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    She told she had some slight thigh injury, and...

    She told she had some slight thigh injury, and therefore used a shorter approach than usual.
  14. Thread: Finnish news

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    Never heard of fish slapping before, but if you...

    Never heard of fish slapping before, but if you are interested to see Junnila's jump in Tampere, here is a video clip. (Hope it works where you reside.)

    https://areena.yle.fi/1-50227306
  15. Thread: Finnish news

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    [QUOTE=El Toro;2710122]Photo of Junnila at...

    [QUOTE=El Toro;2710122]Photo of Junnila at Tampere.

    To be precise, that's from Turku :)
  16. Thread: Elbert County

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    "This person was the second of seven children and...

    "This person was the second of seven children and competed in only Olympic Games."

    I suppose this is not literally true:)
  17. Thread: Same Event

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    Hmm, were there any champions with the initials...

    Hmm, were there any champions with the initials M. N. in Mexico 1968?
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    Stupid guess deleted.

    Stupid guess deleted.
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    I think I got the younger, too, but since I...

    I think I got the younger, too, but since I checked it and thus kind of cheated, I'll leave it to others.
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    Hmm, since you don't mention hurdles, the older...

    Hmm, since you don't mention hurdles, the older might be Willie Davenport.
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    In what sense is Tommie Smith a Tiger?

    In what sense is Tommie Smith a Tiger?
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    Born 1944, so perhaps an American who won in...

    Born 1944, so perhaps an American who won in Mexico. Evans and Beamon made world records there. My guess: Lee Evans.
  23. This might be a relevant case: ...

    This might be a relevant case:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Schinegger
  24. Thread: All Duv

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    Someone ought to correct that error in Wikipedia.

    Someone ought to correct that error in Wikipedia.
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    I checked the name and it appears I was a bit...

    I checked the name and it appears I was a bit wrong. Moreover the date is given in some sources as March 25 and in some as May 25.
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