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    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of three Olympic gold medals and one Olympic silver medal.

    Both athletes won Olympic gold in Europe and both were born in nations that speak the same language.

    One of these two birthday athletes was 37 when the other was born.

    Another of the two was born 94 years ago today.

    I can tell you that one of our birthday people was born in London and died in London, however they were not in the same country.

    The older of the two champions was born 131 years ago today and died at the age of 79.

    Twenty years ago this month, the younger athlete died at the age of 73.

    You might already know that one of these two champions won Olympic gold in London.

    That Olympic silver medal came in an event which is no longer contested at the Olympic Games.

    Go ahead an name both Olympic champions on this penultimate Tuesday of March.



  • #2
    Well if they are both deceased how can your clue be "Believe People Are Healthy"?
    AH - Archie Hahn?

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    • #3
      Easy, you just believe it. Archie Hahn is about nine years older than our older birthday athlete and they come from different countries. Hahn and our older birthday athlete did not compete in the same Olympics.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
        Well if they are both deceased how can your clue be "Believe People Are Healthy"?
        AH - Archie Hahn?
        Assuming AH is the clue, then the older athlete has to be Albert Hill. Won two Oly golds, and must be the winner of the silver also, in an event no longer contested (since by 1948 there were no such events). No idea as to who is the other athlete.

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        • #5
          Very good, catson52, you got Albert Hill (Great Britain) who won both the 800 and the 1,500 in Antwerp at the 1920 Olympics. His silver medal came in the 3,000 team race. Hill was born in London, England and he died in London, Canada at the age of 79 (in 1969).

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          • #6
            Bill Porter?

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            • #7
              Bill Porter was born 94 years ago today. Very well done, LopenUupunut. Most of you know that Bill Porter won the 1948 London Olympic 110 hurdles. Harrison Dillard was the big favorite going into the United States Olympics Trials in 1948, but he fell in the race for the three-man team to London. Bill Porter won the U.S. Olympic Trials and went on to win the gold medal at the London Olympic Games. Porter led a one-two-three U.S. sweep of the medals. Porter died in March of 2000 at the age of 73. You're good, LopenUupunut.

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