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  1. Thread: Jewish athletes

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    Jewish athletes

    I am trying to think of prominent Jewish athletes. I know several were prevented from competing in Berlin in 1936, but what about more recent ones? Irena Szewinska comes to mind, and Sandor Iharos....
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    The old rule did not prevent officials from...

    The old rule did not prevent officials from ruling Carl Lewis' "30 foot jump" as foul for having broken the plane.
  3. Thread: Florimond Cornet

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    I would also guess mailman, like the Canadian...

    I would also guess mailman, like the Canadian race walker Marcel Jobin, who was my letter carrier when I lived in Shawinigan, Quebec.
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    If I remember correctly, Cerutty waved a yellow...

    If I remember correctly, Cerutty waved a yellow towel in Rome on the last lap, as a signal to Elliott to sprint for the WR.
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    I did not know about Serbia's misfortune. But now...

    I did not know about Serbia's misfortune. But now I recall that in 2017 they were relegated from the Second Division, also because they were DQ'ed in the men's 4x4, the final event.
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    ETC 2nd division drama

    Far away from the spotlight, there was high drama in the European Team Championships Second Division, held this past weekend in Varazdin, Croatia:

    Twelve teams competed, with only the winner...
  7. Thread: 1st/Eighty

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    Pretty obscure clue, 😐

    Pretty obscure clue, 😐
  8. Thread: 1st/Eighty

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    Coulomb

    Coulomb
  9. Thread: 1st/Eighty

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    Lob mocul is eight letters, not seven

    Lob mocul is eight letters, not seven
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    Rory Kotinek was among the best in the USA in HJ...

    Rory Kotinek was among the best in the USA in HJ and JT.
  11. Thread: Chi Heorot

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    Also manned

    Also manned
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    I agree with Master 403, I was tempted to include...

    I agree with Master 403, I was tempted to include the Babe on my list.

    Speaking of versatility, I think it's fair to say that if you're a great 10,000 meter runner, you'll be pretty damn good in...
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    To me, versatility at the highest level is a key...

    To me, versatility at the highest level is a key factor. Which is why I rank JKK, Szewinska, Ostermeyer and Blankers-Koen ahead of a one-trick pony like Dibaba.
  14. Thread: Marie Mulder

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    What a shame: 2:07 as a 15-year old, family moves...

    What a shame: 2:07 as a 15-year old, family moves East, career over.
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    Thank you lopenuupunut, you explained my argument...

    Thank you lopenuupunut, you explained my argument well.
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    Maybe I didn't explain properly. Let's say the...

    Maybe I didn't explain properly. Let's say the jumper lands with his heels at the 26 foot mark. He then glides through the sand before sitting down and his butt lands at the 26'6" mark. So he jumped...
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    I have wondered about that too. I think maybe...

    I have wondered about that too. I think maybe they now use a kind of sand that the jumper can "sail" through, so that when they sit down at the end, the mark is actually further than the original...
  18. Thread: Oldest record

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    Not anymore

    now Cator really has the longevity record, 91 years !
  19. Thread: Marie Mulder

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    Marie Mulder

    Marie Mulder was a teenage sensational middle distance runner before Mary Decker. What happened to her? Google doesn't seem to know her.
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    Are you on a first name basis with all athletes?

    Are you on a first name basis with all athletes?
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    The "other" Abebe

    Thanks to all who responded to my thread about the 1960 Olympic marathon. I have another question about that race:

    Wakgira (sp?) Abebe placed 7th. At the time, I remember reading that he was...
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    1960 Olympic marathon favourites

    As a teenager I first became interested in track and field because of the 1958 European championships. There Sergei Popov won the marathon with an amazing world record of 2:15 and change.

    i...
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    As a kid, I read about an Egyptian named Fattah...

    As a kid, I read about an Egyptian named Fattah who was employed at a quarry. During lunch break, he laid down on a stopped conveyor belt and fell asleep. He woke up to alarmed cries of his...
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    I was at the meet. Although ticket master said it...

    I was at the meet. Although ticket master said it was sold out, about 25% of the seats were empty. The atmosphere was not as good as at a Pre meet. The fans were knowledgeable but reserved. One of...
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    Why bother to say she was Jewish, what difference...

    Why bother to say she was Jewish, what difference does that make?
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