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https://www.facebook.com/MainiokotiJusolanlampi/videos/296765841676215

 

Here's the video I talked about in Scavenger Hunt...

A woman is interviewing 1964 Tokyo 50 Metre Pistol gold medal winner Väinö Markkanen.

 

Some parts of it translated:

0:18 she asks "Väinö, what was your sport"

No response.

0:26 she again asks "In what sport did you win gold"

Around six seconds later he answers "in pistol shooting" very unclearly.

 

Very short answers and the whole interview seems to have been forced. He does answer the questions right but doesn't seem to be enjoying it and can only answer short answers, and also says unclearly something when they talk about life that could be translated to "for me it's starting to be over".

 

At 2:20 she says "Long life. And the secret to living long?" and "Will it be kept a secret"

He answers "Yes"

 

Edit: Also, it's recorded in a nursing home for old folks who need 24/7 care by what is probably a member of the staff and was posted on that nursing home's facebook page.

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Indonesian badminton Gold Medallist Markis Kido (doubles, 2008) has died aged 36, heart attack. Also won World Cup and World Championships titles.

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55 minutes ago, time said:

Indonesian badminton Gold Medallist Markis Kido (doubles, 2008) has died aged 36, heart attack. Also won World Cup and World Championships titles.


Someone check if he got the vaccine 

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1 hour ago, Banana said:

Someone check if he got the vaccine 

 

Everyone who gets the vaccine is going to die :evil2:

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Qatari track and field sprinter, specialised in the 400 metres, Abdalelah Haroun dies at 24.

 

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9727863/amp/Qatar-Olympic-team-announce-sprinter-Abdalelah-Haroun-24-died.html

 

He was involved in a car crash in Doha according to the Qatar Athletics Federation.

 

Haroun was best known for his bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 2017 World Championships.

 

Abdalelah Haroun at the Asian Games in 2018:

 

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American  athlete Janet Moreau Stone, who won a gold medal at the 1952 Olympiad with her teammates in the 4x100m relay, death notice: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/providence/name/janet-stone-obituary?pid=199252854

 

Can't see her picked in the Scavvy Hunt. Amazingly, she's not the last member of the team to die, as Barbara Jones (who was 15yo in that team) lives.

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On 28/02/2021 at 12:05, msc said:

 

Greta Anderson (1927), 100m freestyle  - gave interview last Summer to the IOC as the "oldest living Danish Olympian"

Keshav Dutt (1925) - last survivor of Balbir Singhs hockey team - named as a survivor in Singhs obits last year

Arne Ahman (1925) - triple jump - got a happy birthday from the Olympics lot a few weeks ago so presumably alive!

Jackie Robinson (1927) - basketball team - appeared at the London Olympics, presumably the American media would cover a gold medalist since.

Charles Coste (1924) - cycling, pursuit - still alive according to the various cycling stats websites of varying official statuses

Mario Ghella (1929) - cycling sprint - same sources, but less firm evidence.

Marie Kovarova (1927) - team gymnastics - has an address on Star Tiger to send current mail to, apparently?

Gordy Giovanelli (1925) - coxed four - named oldest living Olympian rower in Vandernotte obits last year.

Giuseppe Moioli (1927) - coxless four - video of him training from 2019.

 

I did just add 1948 gold medalists to my long list, belatedely, a few days ago so with Cook gone, here's the ones that seemed to be alive - with my reasoning (which may be flawed on the cyclists).


Dutt died today according to Wikipedia. 
 

No other sources to back it up at current.

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On 28/02/2021 at 12:05, msc said:

 

Greta Anderson (1927), 100m freestyle  - gave interview last Summer to the IOC as the "oldest living Danish Olympian"

Keshav Dutt (1925) - last survivor of Balbir Singhs hockey team - named as a survivor in Singhs obits last year

Arne Ahman (1925) - triple jump - got a happy birthday from the Olympics lot a few weeks ago so presumably alive!

Jackie Robinson (1927) - basketball team - appeared at the London Olympics, presumably the American media would cover a gold medalist since.

Charles Coste (1924) - cycling, pursuit - still alive according to the various cycling stats websites of varying official statuses

Mario Ghella (1929) - cycling sprint - same sources, but less firm evidence.

Marie Kovarova (1927) - team gymnastics - has an address on Star Tiger to send current mail to, apparently?

Gordy Giovanelli (1925) - coxed four - named oldest living Olympian rower in Vandernotte obits last year.

Giuseppe Moioli (1927) - coxless four - video of him training from 2019.

 

I did just add 1948 gold medalists to my long list, belatedely, a few days ago so with Cook gone, here's the ones that seemed to be alive - with my reasoning (which may be flawed on the cyclists).

Keshav Datt, death report. Also a Scavenger hunt selection. (Datt vs Dutt confusion, hence the seemingly duplicate of the above).

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1960 Gold medalist American rower Ted Nash dead at 88.

 

Unpicked in Scavenger Hunt.

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Antonio Rossi (53), canoa sprinter ( or sprint canoeist(?)), triple Olympic champion (2 gold in 1996 and 1 in 2000) and flag bearer in Beijing,  suffered a heart attack during an half marathon and was hospitalised. Now he seems to be fine and hope to be discharger in coming days.

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I don't know where to put this but Krystsina Tsimanouskaya of Belarus is currently detained in Tokyo airport and being forced to leave the Olympics after criticising her government and complaining about the national team on social media. She still hasn't left yet as people are trying to get the IOC involved.

 

BBC.

 

Edit - Update to this story. Poland is giving her a visa.

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Angela Bailey, Canadian 100m silver medallist (1984 Los Angeles) has died aged 59.

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Cesare Salvadori, part of the Italian men's sabre team that won gold at the 1972 Olympiad, reported dead: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/sport/altrisport/2021/08/08/scherma-morto-a-80-anni-olimpionico-cesare-salvadori_56b74070-c255-4409-b9fc-87b28600d6f7.html&prev=search&pto=aue

 

He also won silvers in that event in the preceding two Olympics.

 

Not a Scavenger Hunt pick afaik.

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https://www.realitatea.net/stiri/actual/doliu-imens-in-sportul-romanesc-clubul-steaua-a-facut-anuntul-condoleante-familiei-ienei_6125efda1f70901899504e82

Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei, 1968 and 1972 women's team foil bronze medallist dead aged 75. She was married to football coach Emerich Jenei.

 

Only Olga Szabó-Orbán (1938-) and Ana Derșidan-Ene-Pascu (1944-) living from those teams.

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Bit of a surprise.

9 years ago last month the photo below. The Queen walked out to the Olympic Stadium accompanied by Prince Philip and Rogge, both gone now.

She also sat near the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams (now 71). He retired from the House of Lords last year. Still makes the odd appearance but iirc there have been some heath rumours floating around? I wonder...

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Leopoldo Serantes

 

The Phillipine Boxer, won a bronze medal in the Flyweight Division at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul died from COPD complications .He was 59

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