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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by eldrick
    i'da thought they woudn't have been able to agree upon a team for '48 let alone '64 !!!
    GDR and FRG didn't even exist in 1948 - Germany was still under the allies' occupation at that time. And Germany was banned from international competition at that time. I imagine the concept of one German team competing without national flags or anthems wasn't their own idea, either.

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  • richh
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    silver in Montreal

    As a corollary to Rob's note on Jurgen May - he DID compete for the GDR - at the 1966 Europeans. He would have competed for FRG in the 1969 Europeans, but the GDR complained - May was barred from competing, and the entire FRG team withdrew in protest !

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  • Double R Bar
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    I believe North and South Korea will field one team for the Beijing Olympics in two years.

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  • eldrick
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    Originally posted by Rob
    Forgot about him!

    Probably because when he first competed in Tokyo, it was still a combined German Team (no separate GDR & FRG teams)
    how on earth did west & east germany manage to agree upon the composition of a "3 competitor/event" team as late as '64 ???

    i'da thought they woudn't have been able to agree upon a team for '48 let alone '64 !!!

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  • Atanvarno
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    Originally posted by Rob
    He is also the only athlete (I can think of) who has competed separately for both the DDR and (subsequently) the BRD (GDR and FRG).
    Remember J├╝rgen May ?

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  • Double R Bar
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    Wolfgang Schmidt is 52 today. You got it.

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  • Pego
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    Wolfgang Schmidt?

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  • Double R Bar
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    Silver in Montreal

    Our birthday boy today (Monday) won a silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. He turns 52 years old this day. An American won the gold in this field event. The silver medalist later wrote a book with the word "Free" in the title of the book. Who is our birthday subject today?
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