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    Joe is recovering from his stroke in Eugene. He...

    Joe is recovering from his stroke in Eugene. He was lucky to get to the hospital fairly quickly and did not suffer much major damage. He has been sleeping 10 to 11 hours each day. His doctor...
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    Happy birthday today to Gail Devers (53). Luigi...

    Happy birthday today to Gail Devers (53). Luigi Beccali was born 112 years ago today. Nice work, tandfman. Devers won three Olympic gold medals at five Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and...
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    Golden Double, Lone Bronze

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of four Olympic gold medals and one Olympic bronze medal from a total of eight Olympic Games.

    These two athletes were born...
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    Bob Mathias was born 89 years ago today. Nice...

    Bob Mathias was born 89 years ago today. Nice job, tandfman. One doesn't need a lot of clues to know Mathias who won two consecutive gold medals in the Olympic decathlon. Mathias was born and...
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    Palo Alto

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals from two Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete was born 89 years ago today, but died of cancer at the age of 75.
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    Mel Patton it is, KDFINE. Very good. Patton won...

    Mel Patton it is, KDFINE. Very good. Patton won the 200 and anchored the winning four by 100 relay in London (1948). He was fifth place in the 100. Mel Patton ran the National Sports Program in...
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    Susan & Gary

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born 95 years ago today and died at the age of 89 after competing in only one Olympic Games.

    Even though this athlete had a fractured...
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    One of my favorites. He was amazing and I'm...

    One of my favorites. He was amazing and I'm very sad to hear this news.
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    Galina Zybina of the Soviet Union in the shot put...

    Galina Zybina of the Soviet Union in the shot put is correct. Good job, ianb. I'm impressed. Any idea how far she put the shot 64 years ago today?
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    Tibilisi is the capital of Georgia and yes, this...

    Tibilisi is the capital of Georgia and yes, this is where today's "Big Event" took place in 1955, however Georgia was not a country in 1955. So, name the athlete, the country, and the event.
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    Big Event

    This month's (November) "Big Event" happened 64 years ago today in a nation which no longer exists. What happened on this day about four months after Disneyland opened was a world record in an...
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    44.2.
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    I remember it well and every once-in-awhile I will watch the race just because of that last lap.
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    Alice Coachman it is. Good job bambam1729 and...

    Alice Coachman it is. Good job bambam1729 and Olli. You're a good team. Coachman did win the 1948 London Olympic women's high jump. She was one of ten children (born in Georgia - the state, not...
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    Yes, Consolini was born when Woodrow Wilson was...

    Yes, Consolini was born when Woodrow Wilson was president.
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    Guess I missed that.

    Guess I missed that.
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    Egil Danielsen it is and yes, I have not heard...

    Egil Danielsen it is and yes, I have not heard that he died last July. Sorry to hear about his death. The other athlete did die in 2014 and did not win the Olympic gold medal in Africa or...
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    A Competitive Edge Delivers

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to two Olympic champions who were born a total of 182 years ago and competed in a total of three Olympic Games.

    These champions were born about 4,397 miles (7,077...
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    And he's only a junior.

    And he's only a junior.
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    Larry James it is. Nice job, tandfman. James...

    Larry James it is. Nice job, tandfman. James was a pretty good hurdler and triple jumper, but switched to the 400 and what a switch it was. He ran under 44.00 in Mexico City to take the Olympic...
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    Richard Stockton

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who is one of the few Olympic champions in track & field to die on the same day and same month as when this athlete was born.

    Our birthday...
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    In 1983, I was sitting with a good friend (who...

    In 1983, I was sitting with a good friend (who shall be nameless) at the World Championships in Helsinki. I can tell you that this friend was well-known world-wide in the sport of track and field. ...
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    I still find it hard to believe that Bubka's only...

    I still find it hard to believe that Bubka's only Olympic gold medal came at Seoul.
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    Happy birthday today to Gennadiy Avdeyenko (56). ...

    Happy birthday today to Gennadiy Avdeyenko (56). Very good, J Rorick. Of course you know (maybe not all of you) that Avdeyenko won the high jump in Seoul. He started out as a triple jumper and...
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    Yes, this athlete was born in Europe and won...

    Yes, this athlete was born in Europe and won Olympic gold in Seoul (setting an Olympic record). I can also tell you that this champion was one of three men from a certain country to win the Olympic...
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