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    The thread about the Rome 400 reminded me: Shortly before those games I read a newspaper article which stated there were only two "sure bets" on the men's side in Rome T&F. Who do you suppose he meant? I know, not really a fair trivia question, since how can you be expected to know what one particular writer predicted? Still in retrospect it is interesting to see what one expert thought.

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    Along the same line, T&FN gave only one man an "A" (almost certain win) for Munich '72. Needless to say, he did not. Who was he?

    (U.S. men's 4x4 also had--and failed--an A)

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      One sure bet in Rome must have been John Thomas in the HJ. Who would have bet against him?

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        For surest bet in Rome I would have thought John Thomas and Herb Elliot followed by Glen Davis.

        For 1972 How about Keino in the 1500?

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          I would say the answer to the 1972 Olympic question would be vaulter Bob Seagren. He was a big favorite in West Germany.

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            For 1960, John Thomas is "correct". The other "sure bet" according to that one writer was NOT Herb Elliot. Try again.

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              1960. Must be Armin Hary. If not, Don Bragg or Roger Moens.

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                >For 1960, John Thomas is "correct". The other "sure bet" according to that
                >one writer was NOT Herb Elliot. Try again.

                Ray Norton.

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                • #9
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                  I'd bet on John Thomas and Ray Norton, but only because it was SI. If it had been a Euro publication, I'd have guessed Thomas and Roger Moens.

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                    >I would say the answer to the 1972 Olympic question would be vaulter Bob
                    >Seagren. He was a big favorite in West Germany.

                    ...or Janis Lusis
                    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      If it was in SI or in another US publication then I'll go with Norton too.

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                        I'll say that it was Moens as well.

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                          Must be Norton in the 200 - he was a favourite in the 100, but with Jerome and Hary was not a prohibitive favourite

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                            U.S. men's 4x4 also had--and failed--an A)

                            When two of your guys get tossed out and another gets injured there isn't much left to do. At least in 72 when only 6 were eligible to run the relay.

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                              I'd guess that the 'A' pick in 1972 who lost was Janis Lusis - who lost by a half-inch.

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