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    I've actually had chicken kiev in Kiev and peking...

    I've actually had chicken kiev in Kiev and peking duck in Beijing.
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    I expect that pianoforte is his forte. :-)

    I expect that pianoforte is his forte. :-)
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    Wiki sez they were reinstated in 1992.

    Wiki sez they were reinstated in 1992.
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    I assume that when Bach referred to a blanket...

    I assume that when Bach referred to a blanket ban, he was referring to a ban of the entire Russian team--all sports.
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    I doubt it, but maybe a sammich.

    I doubt it, but maybe a sammich.
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    Yohan Blake? Story on front page.

    Yohan Blake? Story on front page.
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    Incredible piece! I note that the writer "was...

    Incredible piece! I note that the writer "was recently named the top columnist in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors for 2019". I can see why.
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    Do we know whether "regular" Jeopardy will be...

    Do we know whether "regular" Jeopardy will be airing in the usual time slot on those days? Or will they just do re-runs, as they do in the summer off-season?
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    Golden Double = GD = Gail Devers Lone Bronze =...

    Golden Double = GD = Gail Devers
    Lone Bronze = LB = Luigi Beccali

    Other clues -- no mention of hurdles. And I do recall that Beccali lived in the US at some point in his life.
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    OK, I get it. I guess I had missed the fact that...

    OK, I get it. I guess I had missed the fact that it was going to air at 8pm in network prime time. One-hour shows make sense then. Should be really good!
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    My favorite is Cholmondeley (pronounced CHUM-lee).

    My favorite is Cholmondeley (pronounced CHUM-lee).
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    I don't get it. If a match consists of two...

    I don't get it. If a match consists of two games, and the tournament continues until one player has won three matches, how can the tournament possibly last only three days? Even if days 1&2 = one...
  13. Got it. Thank you for that insight. I follow...

    Got it. Thank you for that insight. I follow very few athletes on Instagram and none on Facebook. But I can see how an athlete can monetize social media activity.
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    Birmingham is pronounced differently in England...

    Birmingham is pronounced differently in England and Alabama.
  15. Pardon my ignorance of such things, but could you...

    Pardon my ignorance of such things, but could you explain how an athlete who isn't good enough to make a living as a pole vaulter can make decent money by doing the "Instagram/social media hustle" on...
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    I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or...

    I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or clueless commentary by a great athlete. It's from a story about Eliud Kipchoge's saying that others will break 2 hours in the marathon.


    Well,...
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    Here's another Mary Cain interview, this one on...

    Here's another Mary Cain interview, this one on NPR:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780312550/pro-runner-mary-cain-discusses-abuse-allegations-against-nike

    I don't think there's anything new...
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    And he knows it. Here's his tweet.

    And he knows it. Here's his tweet.
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    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle...

    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle football for 7th graders after having banned that five years ago.
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    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in...

    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in 1990. But for some time, he was rumored to be continuing to coach some elite athletes. He could never be credentialed as a coach at a USATF...
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    James Lightbody

    James Lightbody
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    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced...

    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced it colo-RAH-doh, but I gather that the natives say colo-RA-doh, the middle syllable rhyming with AT.
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    The age and Europe clues point to the London and...

    The age and Europe clues point to the London and Helsinki Olympics. The fact that you didn't mention hurdles makes it easy to narrow things down. I'm guessing Bob Mathias, who went to Stanford--the...
  24. New article says Jenner talked about becoming a...

    New article says Jenner talked about becoming a woman even before he won his Olympic gold medal!

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/im-celebritys-caitlyn-jenner-wanted-20897738
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    I had to Google that to figure out what place you...

    I had to Google that to figure out what place you were talking about. It happens that I've been there many times, and I don't recall ever hearing it pronounced that way. (But that could be my...
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