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  • #16
    I doubt that any of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic officials are still alive, but I would love to talk with any, if I could.

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    • #17
      My IOC, USOC , WSRP Volume X (1932) of the Olympic Series makes no direct reference to this incident stating only that "the pole vault final turned out to be so suspenseful that even some officials assigned to other events taking place at the same time were attracted to the MIller-Nishida showdown."

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      • #18
        Of course the IOC is not going to make a big deal of it (just like the steeplechase and the 200).

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Double R Bar
          Of course the IOC is not going to make a big deal of it (just like the steeplechase and the 200).
          I know about the 3400 meter steeple & that the mens 200 meters had WRs in all the 1/4 finals, Metcalf, Tolan ,Argentine Bianchi Lutti and Germanys Jonath but DK of any official gaff.
          Explain please.

          edit to fix Lutti
          Tom Hyland:
          "squack and wineturtle get it"

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Double R Bar
            Of course the IOC is not going to make a big deal of it (just like the steeplechase and the 200).
            The IOC did not have anything specific to do with the Olympic Series that lonewolf is referring to, in terms of censoring it or anything. It was the brainchild of Gary Allison, a former TV and movie producer from LA. He had some support from the USOC, and enlisted a number of people to help him with the research (I'm listed as the statistical consultant for the books). Gary also used the IOC Archives but that was the extent of their support. The series had some difficulty as Gary started to run out of money and the first volume was never published, only the last 24. Gary died a few years ago, so I doubt we'll ever see the final volume. You are correct, however, that the IOC would definitely want to whitewash whatever was written in it to make the Olympic Movement always look good.

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            • #21
              I have a 24 volume set numbered 1 thru 24, did not know I was missing a volume. Inexplicably, I have duplicates of six volumes. Dunno why.
              I havent read all of all of the series. It kinda jumps around but has lots of stuff you probably never heard of about athletes, teams and incidents on and off the field and about most sports in addition to track and field. Good browsing but not the best source of detailed performance stastics.

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