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Offline Ralph Damren

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YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« on: December 05, 2022, 08:43:21 AM »
While watching the World Cup, like many of you, I had a strong sense  of patriotism  FlAg1. We've had many great memories over the years of Olympic victories. Here are my top three:

(1) 1980- Team USA - a bunch of young collegians, beat USSR - that were coming off a series of victories over the NHL Allstars - in ice hockey.  FlAg1 FlAg1 FlAg1

(2) 1976 - The then Bruce Jenner won the decathlon - in 8 of the 10 events, Jenner performed at his personal best.  FlAg1 FlAg1

(3) 1984 - The first woman's marithon was held . The winner was MAINE's Joan Benoit .  FlAg1

While I don't expect you to agree with my #3....

WHAT'S YOURS ???
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Re: YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 09:36:15 AM »
USA: USA Hockey 1980, 1972 USA vs USSR basketball hose job, Sugar Ray Leonard 1976 in Montreal,

Overall: Olga Korbut USSR gymnast, Nadia Comaneci Romania gymnast, Franz Klammer Austria men's downhill

I used to love to watch the Olympics but now, meh.

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Re: YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 10:01:21 AM »
USA: USA Hockey 1980, 1972 USA vs USSR basketball hose job, Sugar Ray Leonard 1976 in Montreal,

Overall: Olga Korbut USSR gymnast, Nadia Comaneci Romania gymnast, Franz Klammer Austria men's downhill

I used to love to watch the Olympics but now, meh.

To me, the single most heroic moment in Olympic history is when, in 1996, Kerri Strug NAILED her final vault run on a foot with torn ligaments, securing the Gold Medal for the US, hopping on one foot as she turned the 4 directions acknowledging the crowd, and then being carried away from the floor area by coach Bela Karolyi. Now that was some serious courage.
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Re: YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 03:32:37 PM »
Definitely the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary where Matti Nykänen won all three ski jumping gold medals AND the Finnish ice hockey team got its first-ever olympic or world cup medal (silver).

Did you know that Finland holds the record for the longest streak of consecutive gold medals (ie. at least one gold medal in each olympics) in the Summer Olympics? :)

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Re: YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 04:35:31 AM »
Definitely the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary where Matti Nykänen won all three ski jumping gold medals AND the Finnish ice hockey team got its first-ever olympic or world cup medal (silver).

Did you know that Finland holds the record for the longest streak of consecutive gold medals (ie. at least one gold medal in each olympics) in the Summer Olympics? :)
I know that I don't know a lot about the Olympics and didn'y know that ! What were the years ???  aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2022, 06:48:45 AM »
I know that I don't know a lot about the Olympics and didn'y know that ! What were the years ???  aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd

1912-2000. Most countries got their streaks broken either in 1980 or in 1984, but Finland took part in both.

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2022, 11:02:24 AM »
I recall the Russians went somewhere that President Carter didn't want them to andwithheld the US. Was there also a political hit in 1984 also ?

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Re: YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORIES.....
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2022, 11:36:17 AM »
I recall the Russians went somewhere that President Carter didn't want them to andwithheld the US. Was there also a political hit in 1984 also ?

The US boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow over the USSR invading Afghanistan. The USSR (and allies) then boycotted 1984 in Los Angeles as "retaliation".