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    It depends on the transliteration system you use...

    It depends on the transliteration system you use and also if you transliterate into English or some other language. On Olympedia, we have standardized it, using an algorithm to transliterate...
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    I've probably told this on here before, but I...

    I've probably told this on here before, but I grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. I was a starting guard on the basketball team with a guy named Steve Corrigan. Steve's father was my junior high...
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    For me I would add in 1/28/1986 when the...

    For me I would add in 1/28/1986 when the Challenger exploded, but I have a personal connection with one of the astronauts onboard.

    11/22/1963 - 7th grade - went back to homeroom from 2:00-2:05...
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    The best basketball conference in the country

    The best basketball conference in the country
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    Event Gdr Mark1 Wind Rek Parameter Status Name NOC...

    Event Gdr Mark1 Wind Rek Parameter Status Name NOC Location Nation Event Day Month Year Weekday
    Long Jump M 8.31 -0.1 m/s WR IAAF Igor Ter-Ovanesyan URS Yerevan ARM A. Sfaryan...
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    I saw this last week and then re-tweeted under...

    I saw this last week and then re-tweeted under the caption "This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us"
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    Didn't exactly type all of it in - I have ways

    Didn't exactly type all of it in - I have ways
  8. From what I've heard, very few people got along...

    From what I've heard, very few people got along with Rick Barry
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    OK, Massachusetts is definitely Wuss-ter

    OK, Massachusetts is definitely Wuss-ter
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    I grew up 20 miles from there and I would say...

    I grew up 20 miles from there and I would say Wuss-ter is closer than Woos-ter
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    Did you mean Kyiv? Because there's a Nat Geo...

    Did you mean Kyiv? Because there's a Nat Geo article on the city that spells it way, which is pretty common
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    You should know that the database contains a lot...

    You should know that the database contains a lot of irregular and non-ratified marks, also, so its actually a bit over 8,000 marks. Lot of world records
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    Yes, that's correct - the original governing body...

    Yes, that's correct - the original governing body for women's athletics
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    Yeah, you're right. My bad

    Yeah, you're right. My bad
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    Concord, NC = CON - cord Concord, NH and MA =...

    Concord, NC = CON - cord
    Concord, NH and MA = CONK - urd

    Beaufort, NC = BOW - furt
    Beaufort, SC = BEW - furt

    Peabody, KS = PEE - body
    Peabody, MA = PEE - buh - dee
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    I have put Richard Hymans' WR Progression book...

    I have put Richard Hymans' WR Progression book into a spreadsheet. Richard knows about it and has seen it. It was a precursor to my work on the AR Progression (which is now close to fini).

    In that...
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    I think this is true. Actually, I think many...

    I think this is true. Actually, I think many coaches in American football glorify behavior like Garrett's. Shows how tough they are.
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    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist...

    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist in any sport and the oldest living athletics gold medalist. The oldest USA Olympic gold medalist now becomes Eugene Rogers, a 1948 swimming Olympian...
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    Bob Ryan (Boston Globe sportswriter) once said...

    Bob Ryan (Boston Globe sportswriter) once said that the two luckiest people in history were Christian Laettner and Ringo Starr.

    Disclaimer here: I was Duke team doctor during Christian's 4 years...
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    I only have 2 words for you, KevinR ... Christian...

    I only have 2 words for you, KevinR ... Christian Laettner (Can I be banned for that?)
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    PouPou Gone

    Only a few will have any idea of the title of this thread. Raymond "PouPou" Poulidor died yesterday, the greatest cyclist never to win the Tour de France. In fact, Poulidor rode in the late 1950s and...
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    What is the ?

    What is the ?
  23. And well said, Gary

    And well said, Gary
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    I've only met jazzy one time in person, but would...

    I've only met jazzy one time in person, but would concur with lonewolf's assessment. It was a fun dinner with him that night in Raleigh.
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    Not sure who posts more on these threads -...

    Not sure who posts more on these threads - jazzcyclist on College Football, or Conor Dary on the new Hayward field posts - although he has slowed down in recent months on that. Dr Jay's post about...
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