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    OK. But that was easy to deduce.

    OK. But that was easy to deduce.
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    Thanks for education, but I certainly did not...

    Thanks for education, but I certainly did not "give it away" by mentioning that I had not heard about him/her.
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    I looked it up and must confess that I had never...

    I looked it up and must confess that I had never heard of him/her.
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    We need an A. C. born in 1923, who won gold with...

    We need an A. C. born in 1923, who won gold with injured back. Probably won in London or Helsinki. I guess he/she is American, since that might be about 7000 km from Norway.
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    Yea, wiki sayz Danielsen died last July. Perhaps...

    Yea, wiki sayz Danielsen died last July. Perhaps the news had not reached DoubleRBar.
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    Consolini?

    Consolini?
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    The hint that neither won olympic gold in Africa...

    The hint that neither won olympic gold in Africa is most useful:)
  8. Thread: Richard Stockton

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    My guess is that this is an American sprinter who...

    My guess is that this is an American sprinter who won silver in an individual event and gold in relay in Mexico. But I don't remember those games well enough, I was only 4 then.
  9. Thread: Lincoln - Kennedy

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    The original clues indicated that the athlete...

    The original clues indicated that the athlete competed in one Olympic games, which rules out Bubka, who was there several times without success.

    When I read the original clues, I came to think of...
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    I think I am wrong, but I make a guess...

    I think I am wrong, but I make a guess nonetheless: Said Aouita.
  11. Thread: Whj wr

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    I remember an instance from the 1970s when...

    I remember an instance from the 1970s when remeasuring actually affected a record, when the Finnish NR in pole vault was measured to be 1 cm *higher* than thought.

    (This was Kalliomäki's 547,...
  12. Yeah, shouldn't have talked about shoulders. Now...

    Yeah, shouldn't have talked about shoulders. Now I have bad conscience. I rooted for him, though.
  13. The main responsibility in defending the...

    The main responsibility in defending the reputation of Uralic peoples lies on Kirt's shoulders, however.
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    Why would they mention Viren's blood doping?...

    Why would they mention Viren's blood doping? There is zero evidence for it.

    This is not to deny that he might have done that, but so might any sportsman or woman during that era.
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    Not an Olympic Champion but WR holder anyway:...

    Not an Olympic Champion but WR holder anyway: Terje Pedersen.
  16. Thread: John Muir

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    Do you mean that he did not tell us to ignore the...

    Do you mean that he did not tell us to ignore the hurdles as usual when there is a non-hurdler?
  17. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    I believe the latter variety is hardly known...

    I believe the latter variety is hardly known outside America, and the below link confirms that she played in a team.
    ...
  18. Thread: Thursday, July 24

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    On the other hand, since Czechs also add that ová...

    On the other hand, since Czechs also add that ová to non-Czechs, such as Dafne Schippersová, by the same logic we in the rest of the world might be entitled to take that off from Czech names.
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    To be precise, I checked two athlete names. About...

    To be precise, I checked two athlete names. About the first, I was 99% sure it's not him/her. About the second, I was perhaps 80% sure it's not him/her either, but it turned out to be the right one...
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    Born 1922, probably competed in 1948–1960....

    Born 1922, probably competed in 1948–1960. Perhaps a thrower, if switched from handball. Probably a European, since I don't think handball was too much played elsewhere.

    After writing what's...
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    Hmm, since you did not tell us to ignore the...

    Hmm, since you did not tell us to ignore the hurdles, one of them might be Kevin Young.
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    Did she sing in German?

    Did she sing in German?
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    Or hare, perhaps.

    Or hare, perhaps.
  24. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    In my Mac, I can also press the S key for a...

    In my Mac, I can also press the S key for a moment for getting a menu with several variants, including ß.
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    Should the first word be Weißer?

    Should the first word be Weißer?
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