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  • which of these doesn't belong? [Hall Of Fame]

    Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Al Oerter, Adhemar da Silva, Ed Moses, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Betty Cuthbert and Wang Junxia.

  • #2
    Re: which of these doesn't belong?

    Wow, I guess China had a vote, huh?

    I'm not that familiar with da Silva either.


    No Pre!!??

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    • #3
      Re: which of these doesn't belong?

      I saw that announcement come though my twitter feed earlier today and was stunned they didnt have a HOF until now.

      As for the question at hand, I don't think I'm allowed to answer that on this forum...
      There are no strings on me

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      • #4
        Re: which of these doesn't belong?

        I hear Antarctica is boycotting because they didn't get a selection in the initial group.

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        • #5
          Re: which of these doesn't belong?

          Originally posted by gh
          I hear Antarctica is boycotting because they didn't get a selection in the initial group.
          They didn't have any eligible athletes

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          • #6
            Re: which of these doesn't belong?

            Originally posted by gh
            Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Al Oerter, Adhemar da Silva, Ed Moses, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Betty Cuthbert and Wang Junxia.
            How can they have da Silva on there and not Saneyev?

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            • #7
              Re: which of these doesn't belong?

              Originally posted by Grasshopper
              Originally posted by gh
              Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Al Oerter, Adhemar da Silva, Ed Moses, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Betty Cuthbert and Wang Junxia.
              How can they have da Silva on there and not Saneyev?
              How can they have Wang and not Flo-Jo...
              There are no strings on me

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              • #8
                Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                Battaglia weighs in...

                http://www.universalsports.com/news-blo ... 82262.html
                There are no strings on me

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                • #9
                  Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                  Originally posted by guru
                  Originally posted by Grasshopper
                  Originally posted by gh
                  Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Al Oerter, Adhemar da Silva, Ed Moses, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Betty Cuthbert and Wang Junxia.
                  How can they have da Silva on there and not Saneyev?
                  How can they have Wang and not Flo-Jo...
                  Only one Joyner at a time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                    Originally posted by Ned Ryerson
                    Originally posted by guru

                    How can they have Wang and not Flo-Jo...
                    Only one Joyner at a time.

                    Well played!
                    There are no strings on me

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                    • #11
                      Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                      I have no problem with Wang as a Hall of Famer, but for her (and da Silva) (and maybe Bikila and Cuthbert) to be in the symbolic first class is indeed unsettling.

                      One hopes that Monaco just wanted all its constituencies represented from the get-go but from now on we won't have a need for x% from each continent.

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                      • #12
                        Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                        I'm still wrestling with who my 12 would be, but in thinking about that please tell me that the rules haven't legislated out somebody who might be in first dozen!

                        I'm talking about requirement of having OG/WC titles.
                        <<1) Athletes must have won at least two Olympic or World Championships gold medals AND at set least one World record,>>

                        Forgetting for a minute the fact that they're treating them as equal, which they're certainly not, if you're from the pre-WC era the chance of two medals becomes excruciatingly tough.

                        And if you're a WWII-era athlete, you get no OG chance through no fault of your own.

                        So Dutch Warmerdam and Rudolf Harbig will never make the grade?!!!! The mind boggles.

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                        • #13
                          Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                          I have no problem with Wang! Battaglia is wrong for his muck-raking article and if I could be IAAF president for the year I would pull his accreditation as a journalist to show IAAF disproval. This type of "news" is worse than the drug announcements that gh despises because with no proof needed to sully an athletes reputation it makes ALL athletes dirty. As I said in a previous thread: there needs to be a spectators and journalist oath for the Games and WC.

                          Anyway, where's Bob Mathias or Michael Johnson shouldn't they be first-ballot?

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                          • #14
                            Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                            Originally posted by gh

                            And if you're a WWII-era athlete, you get no OG chance through no fault of your own.

                            So Dutch Warmerdam and Rudolf Harbig will never make the grade?!!!! The mind boggles.
                            What pressing reason is there to have a HoF for track?

                            Another reason these Hall of Fames are all pretty idiotic.

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                            • #15
                              Re: which of these doesn't belong?

                              in reading IAAF material more fully, I see they were up-front about the distribution of the first 24:

                              <<These 24 athletes will represent all IAAF Areas and include all major event groups (sprint, middle distance, long distance, hurdles, jumps, throws, combined events, race walk, and road running)>>

                              So there will by definition be a walker in the second 12.

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