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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgato View Post
    Is Weißer Hase German for white rabbit?
    There is a hotel with restaurant in Passau of that name . I wish I would know the answer to the quiz instead.
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    The White Rabbit clue and bambam's obvious clue leads to the famous person being Grace Slick.
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    Did she sing in German?
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    Not that I know. I figured putting it in English would give it away too quickly. Guess I should have.

    So, now you know our mystery athlete is a woman with the initials G. S. I can also tell you that Grace Slick is an American and the birthday athlete is not American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    Not that I know. I figured putting it in English would give it away too quickly. Guess I should have.

    So, now you know our mystery athlete is a woman with the initials G. S. I can also tell you that Grace Slick is an American and the birthday athlete is not American.
    Ghada Shoua?
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    Happy 46th birthday last Tuesday to Ghada Shouaa. Very good, Pego. I knew someone would know her. You may remember that Shouaa competed in three Olympic Games in the heptathlon. She was injured in 1992 and again in 2000, but won the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996. The injuries were too bad because she was so talented. There are not many Olympic gold medalists from Syria and Shouaa might be the only one in track and field.
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    Syria has won 3 Olympic medals through 2018, and only 1 gold medal - Ghada Shouaa's heptathlon gold from 1996. Their first medal was a wrestling silver medal in 1984 by Joseph Atiyeh, and their bronze medal was won by Naser Al-Shami in 2004 heavyweight boxing.

    Syria is one of three NOCs with 3 Olympic medals, 1 of each color, the others being Cote d'Ivoire and Hong Kong
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    As I mentioned, the IAAF database and Tilastopaja (and wikipedia, which probably used IAAF page) think she just turned 47 years old.

    I defer to bam's data (dob 10Sep73), but it is odd to see the discrepancy.
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    Most of our DOB data come from official Olympic entry forms. Does not mean there are not mistakes in it. If there are, we want to know and we will correct it.
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    We wish her a very happy birthday no matter how old she is.
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