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14 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Norwegian Biathlete and olympic champion (1998,2002 and 2010) Halvard Hanevold dead at 49 years:

https://www.vg.no/sport/skiskyting/i/1ndlqQ/halvard-hanevold-49-er-doed

 

Oh no SirC has responded to my post, the one I posted some foreign language thing.  I’ve incurred his wrath!

Usually true.  And his point stands.  But so far only one dodgy link in English.  So you’ll get a slight pass.

http://techdeeps.com/biathlon-olympic-champion-halvard-hanevold-is-dead/

 

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On 17/03/2020 at 10:18, TomTomTelekom said:

American-Japanese ice dancer and Olympic competitor Chris Reed who won his fifth national title in 2013, dead at 30 years after heart attack:

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/03/8413ed3525fc-figure-skating-former-japan-ice-dancing-champion-reed-dead-at-30.html


‘American-Japanese’ meaning he hadn’t the talent to compete with Americans so as The Vapors said Turning Japanese - I say hey whatever works.  But let’s call it what it is.  Enjoy the 5 national titles.  I’m sure you’d have been a Burmese figure skater if Japan hadn’t worked out.  ‘Chris Reed’ sounds about as Burmese as it does Asian.

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I guess we'll just disregard the idea that Burma, aka Myanmar, is in Asia.  Sorry, feeling pedantic today.

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Christian Jagge, the Finn who surprisingly beat Alberto Tomba in the 1992 Albertville Olympic Slalom event, has died aged 54.

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Just announced, Dutch short tracker Lara van Ruijven lost her battle against a freak auto-immune illness. She won a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

 

Only 27 years old...

 

 

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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a Russian-born figure skating pairs athlete who represented Australia in the 2018 Winter Olympics, has died. She was 20. Alexandrovskaya died after either falling from, or jumping out of, a window.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12158941/ekaterina-alexandrovskaya-dead-aged-20-olympic-figure-skater/

 

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17 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a Russian-born figure skating pairs athlete who represented Australia in the 2018 Winter Olympics, has died. She was 20. Alexandrovskaya died after either falling from, or jumping out of, a window.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12158941/ekaterina-alexandrovskaya-dead-aged-20-olympic-figure-skater/

 


 

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1 hour ago, drol said:

First woman to take the Olympic Oath by the way.

She should put it back.

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Peter Florjančič (wiki), Slovenian ski jumper at the 1936 Winter Olympics, who was also known as an inventor, dead at 101.

A former DDP pick.

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Winter olympic openers alive:

 

1980: US Vice President Walter Mondale (b. 1928)

1994: King of Norway Harald V (b. 1937)

1998: Emperor Akihito (b. 1933)

2002: President Bush (b. 1946)

2010: Governor General Michaelle Jean of Canada (b. 1957)

2014: Vladimir Putin (b. 1952)

2018: President Moon Jae-in (b. 1953)

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