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British Paralympian Erin Kennedy (wiki) diagnosed with breast cancer 3 months ago, recently had 2 rounds of chemotherapy.

 

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On 14/08/2022 at 20:58, drol said:

Now Alberto adds dengue on top of that.

Alberto Juantorena out of ICU.

 

Just not this time.

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3 time Olympian and two time silver medalist, American shot putter George Woods dead at 79. Missed out on the gold in '72 by 1cm!

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Moldovan swimmer Yuri Bashkatov, Olympic silver medallist at 1988 and 1992 games, dead at 54

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Brian Hewson, British athlete who won 1500m European Gold in 1958, as well as two commonwealth silvers, has died aged 89. He was alsoleading in the 1956 1500m final but got passed by four fellow competitors on the final straight. His 1960 Olympic was hampered nby an injury prior to the Games.

 

he's also remembered as one of the earliest runners to break 4 minutes for the mile, though could only finish third; prior to that race only Bannister and Landy had broken 4 minutes.

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Yuri Zaitisev Russian Gold medal weightlifter (Montreal 1976) dead at 71 (Not a Scavenger Hunt Pick)

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Rafael Chimiskyan, Soviet weightlifting Gold medallist from Helsinki '52, has died aged 93.

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US Olympic shotputter, Bill Nieder reportedly dead aged 89. He won Bronze in 1956, and Gold in 1960. He also set three world records, including the first ever put beyond 20 metres. He tried boxing after his track career, but in his first competitive bout was knocked out and immediately quit the sport. Post retirement, he worked for 3M, developing artificial tracks and selling the first ever synthetic Olympic track to the 1968 Olympic organisers.

 

In 2011, it was reported that, aged 77, he helped subdue a passenger attempting to gain access to the cockpit during a flight.

 

Doesn't appear to be a Scavenger hunt pick.

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Wilson Kiprugut (wiki), first Kenyan to win an Olympic medal, dead at 84.

He competed in the 800metres.

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Ninja'ed.

 

Leaving mine up though, I like the detail. :lol:

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

Ninja'ed.

 

Leaving mine up though, I like the detail. :lol:


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 Enrique Rodriguez died on 11/23 at the age of 71, bronze medalist in light flyweight boxing (-48kg) in 72, being Spain's only medal in those Olympics, in 76 he returned to the Olympics and carried the flag at the opening ceremony ,but he fell in the first fight, he also won bronze at the 1974 World Cup in Havana

https://www.marca.com/boxeo/2022/11/23/637df9f846163f31158b460c.html

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Obituary for prolific Scottish sprinter Les Piggot, who competed for GB at the 1972 Olympics. His obituary seems to confirm he also participated as a member of the sprint relay squad in 1968. https://www.scotsman.com/news/people/scotsman-obituaries-les-piggot-scottish-sprinter-who-competed-in-olympics-3928657

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On 27/02/2022 at 08:26, whoismakoto said:

List of known living participants of 1948 London Olympics

Olympian

 

Birth date

 

Country

 

Sport

 

 

Murray Waxman

 

 

 

 

 

10/07/1925 Canada Basketball  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
   
     
         
         

  

   
         
         

 

 

Murray Waxman has died.

https://www.paperman.com/en/funerals/2022-11-29-murray-waxman

 

On 27/02/2022 at 08:26, whoismakoto said:

 

 

 

 

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On 27/02/2022 at 08:26, whoismakoto said:

List of known living participants of 1948 London Olympics

Olympian

 

Birth date

 

Country

 

Sport

 

 

Murray Waxman

 

 

 

 

 

10/07/1925 Canada Basketball  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
   
     
         
         

  

   
         
         

 

Murray Waxman has died.

https://www.paperman.com/en/funerals/2022-11-29-murray-waxman

 

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