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  • Easy ( ? ) Olympic Trivia

    I was perusing lists of all Olympic winners the other day, and was surprised to see that out of all 24 Men's events, there is only 1, repeat 1, event in which there has never been a multiple winner. What event is it ?

  • #2
    mHJ?

    I know there had been no repeaters up through a period when I had them all memorized (1980 or '84), and I can't think of a repeater since then.

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    • #3
      The men's high jump is my guess. I'm pretty sure there have been no double-winners there.

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      • #4
        The hj is also my guess. And the query coming from Dukehjsteve is the clincher for me.

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        • #5
          In fact, without too much thought I can name at least one double winner in all the other individual events.

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          • #6
            All 3 of you are very smart tafnuts. Good work. HJ it is.

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            • #7
              While you are correct about individual events, I don't think that your observation about uniqueness holds up for the relays. Did Canada win the 4 X 100 other than in '96?

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              • #8
                Canada has only one men's win in the four by 100 relay. They won once for the men (1996) and once for the women (1928).

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                • #9
                  Just shows how tenuous HJ success is. However there have been plenty of Oly/World champions. Avdeyenko, Austin, Soto, Voronin and now Drouin come to mind.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
                    While you are correct about individual events, I don't think that your observation about uniqueness holds up for the relays. Did Canada win the 4 X 100 other than in '96?
                    Think again kd... did you misunderstand the ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
                      While you are correct about individual events, I don't think that your observation about uniqueness holds up for the relays. Did Canada win the 4 X 100 other than in '96?
                      No, but the USA has certainly won that event more than once.

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                      • #12
                        Since I obviously understood it for the individual events I must've just had a brain fart.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
                          Since I obviously understood it for the individual events I must've just had a brain fart.
                          The question referred to 24 men's events. It's only 22 if you exclude the relays.

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                          • #14
                            When I realized that for it to be 24 events the relays had to be counted, I wandered off to thinking about what country won a relay only once, and came up with Canada. Hence my mistake.

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                            • #15
                              As Alexander Pope said, " To err is human..."

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