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Tony Nash, British bobsledder who won Gold at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics in the two-man bobsleigh, has died aged 86.

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I guess it dinna matter whit Olympics thread it’s posted on.

 

Alex Gilady, an International Olympic Committee member from Israel who also previously served as a senior vice president of NBC Sports, has died. He was 79.

The IOC announced Gilady's death on Thursday. IOC member John Coates of Australia said Gilady died Wednesday in London.

No cause of death was given.

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On 04/01/2018 at 16:58, Predictor said:

Here's some info about my DDP pick Jonny Nilsson, a Swedish 1964 ice skating olympic gold medalist. He was born in 1943 and was a candidate for the 2009 European Parliament election in Sweden.

 

Excerpts from an article from 30 Nov 2017 (with my own sloppy translation):

 

*The skating world champion has incurable cancer

*The prostate cancer was discovered too late and has spread to the bone

*Jonny Nilsson, 74, doesn't regret not taking a PSA-test earlier

*Was a top athlete in the 1960s, and won a World Cup gold, a World Cup bronze and an Olympic gold in ice skating. He set 5 world records and was pronounced the best Nordic athlete in 1964

*Discovered in the summer of 2017 that he had several tumours on his back bone, and metastasis in the skull bone and in one of his hips

*His PSA-value was 1000

*Treatments include castrate medicine & estrogen

*His disease described by the article as "deadly"

 

Jonny Nilsson dead.

 

A hit in a couple of pools I believe.

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On 08/02/2022 at 00:14, arghton said:

https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/mtv-tapasi-siiri-aitee-rantasen-olympialaisia-kotikatsomossa-odottava-terasrouva-kertoo-kuulumisistaan-iivoon-mina-uskon/8347106

Rantanen gave a rare video interview a couple of days ago, not sure if the video/site is region locked. Seems like she's declined mentally a bit during the last years but can still talk properly and despite the amputation she is still in good condition physically.

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That picture I posted in December was probably an older one, atleast looks like it.

Siiri Rantanen now lives in a care home:

https://www.is.fi/maastohiihto/art-2000008856922.html

Says that she looks forward to her 100th.

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Norwegian skiing champion Aksel Lund Svindal has testicular cancer:

https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2022/09/24/aksel-lund-svindal-testicular-cancer/

 

Prognosis is good though. Still remarkable news though because naturally, testicular cancer usually mostly appears for younger men, and he's 39 years old. Norwegian athletes have long been under suspicion for their exceptional results. They have a lot of asthmatics, curiously. Shades of Lance Armstrong.

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Just now, gcreptile said:

Norwegian skiing champion Aksel Lund Svindal has testicular cancer:

https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2022/09/24/aksel-lund-svindal-testicular-cancer/

 

Prognosis is good though. Still remarkable news though because naturally, testicular cancer usually mostly appears for younger men, and he's 39 years old. Norwegian athletes have long been under suspicion for their exceptional results. They have a lot of asthmatics, curiously. Shades of Lance Armstrong.

 

39 is not old for testicle cancer. Cancer Reaearch Uk says the highest age is 30-34. 

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/testicular-cancer/incidence#heading-One

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