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  • Who would have won in 1984?

    Assuming no boycott....

    100 - Carl Lewis, USA
    200 - Carl Lewis, USA
    400 - Alonzo Babers, USA
    800 - Joaquim Cruz, BRA
    1500 - Seb Coe, GBR
    5000 - Said Aoutia, MAR
    10K - Alberto Cova, ITA
    Mar - Carlos Lopes, MAR
    110H - Roger Kingdom, USA
    400H - Edwin Moses, USA
    4x1 - USA
    4x4 - USA
    20K Walk - Ernesto Canto, MEX
    50K Walk - ? - Hartwig Gauder, GDR
    LJ - Carl Lewis, USA
    TJ - Interesting...I'll stick with Al Joyner, USA, although the wind might have gusted for someone else.
    PV - Sergei Bubka, URS
    HJ - Dietmar Mogenburg, FRG
    HT - Yuri Syedikh, URS
    SP - Udo Beyer, GDR
    DT - Luis Delis, CUB
    JT - Uwe Hohn, GDR
    Dec - Daley Thompson, GBR

    Only 5 different winners on the men's side, I'll have to think long and hard about the women...

  • #2
    Re: Who would have won in 1984?

    Carlos Lopes was POR, not MAR.

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    • #3
      Re: Who would have won in 1984?

      >Carlos Lopes was POR, not MAR.

      I knew that...

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      • #4
        Re: Who would have won in 1984?

        Good luck with your women's list. I think you'll find the reverse of the men, with perhaps only five westerners still winning. I've always felt that on the women's side, the finals were generally the equivalent of one of the two semis of what the meet should have been. In other words, we saw only one-third of the best races.

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        • #5
          Re: Who would have won in 1984?

          After taking a brief look at the '84 Annual Issue, the only LA women's champs who would have been prohibitive favorites in a real OG were Ashford and Samuelson. Some of the Romanians (Puica in the 3k, Stanciu in the LJ) would have had a good shot at it, and Meyfarth in the HJ and Sanderson in the JT might have had a chance. Other than that, it's the commies all the way . . .

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          • #6
            Re: Who would have won in 1984?

            You had to look at an issue to figure it out? And here you've been trying to pass yourself off as an expert all this time, and I almost bought it.

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            • #7
              Re: Who would have won in 1984?

              >Assuming no boycott....
              Only 5 different winners on the men's side<

              Looking at your list, I see seven, including Gauder.

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              • #8
                Re: Who would have won in 1984?

                I see six - Gauder, Bubka, Beyer, Syedykh, Delis, and Hohn.
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #9
                  Re: Who would have won in 1984?

                  Well, since the Russians and E. Germans have openly admitted that they were at the height of their 'enhancement' programs, isn't the real answer, "Who cares?" The more relevant question is - who had the most sophsticated 'program'?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Who would have won in 1984?

                    >I see six - Gauder, Bubka, Beyer, Syedykh, Delis,
                    and Hohn.<

                    Never mind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Who would have won in 1984?

                      >You had to look at an issue to figure it out? And
                      >here you've been trying to pass yourself off as
                      >an expert all this time, and I almost bought it.

                      I don't consider myself an expert, just someone who wastes far too much time on this stuff. The most important skill for a lawyer is to know where to look things up--and I'd rather have you make fun of me than get my facts wrong.

                      I was also in the 7th grade when those games happened, so I thought I'd check to see if my recollection was correct. I'd have left out the LJer if I hadn't.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Who would have won in 1984 (women)?

                        100: Ashford USA
                        200: Brisco USA
                        400: Koch GDR
                        800: Olizarenko USR
                        1500: Just pick a Soviet Girl
                        3000: Kazankina USR
                        100h: Kalek POL
                        400h: Stepanova USR
                        4x100: USA
                        4X400: GDR
                        Marathon: Benoit USA
                        high hump: Meyfarth FRG
                        long jump: Daute GDR
                        shot: Lisovskaya USR
                        discus: One of the 3 East Germans, Meszynski, Beyer or Opitz
                        Javelin: Felke GDR
                        Heptathlon: Just pick an East German Girl

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                        • #13
                          Re: Who would have won in 1984 (women)?

                          100m: Ashford USA
                          200m: Koch USA
                          400m: Koch GDR
                          800m: Kratochvilova URS
                          1500m: Podkopayeva URS
                          3,000m: Kazankina URS
                          100mH: Kalek POL
                          400mH: Khromova URS
                          4x100: USA
                          4X400: URS
                          Marathon: Benoit USA
                          High Jump: Andonova BUL
                          Long Jump: Daute-Drechsler GDR
                          Shot Put: Lisovskaya USR
                          Discus: Sihlava TCH
                          Javelin: Felke GDR
                          Heptathlon: Sabine John GDR

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                          • #14
                            Re: Who would have won in 1984 (women)?

                            Whoops - the above was meant to say "Koch GDR"... obviously...


                            It's about time this message board had an "edit" function!!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Who would have won in 1984 (women)?

                              'Tis a poor crafsman who blames his tools.

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