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Toast

Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:52 PM

 

 

 

He turned up as a pointless answer on Pointless this weekend, so - despite the gold medal winning performance - he didn't make that much national impact, then.

 

 

I vaguely remember him being seen around a lot with Princess Anne, before she married Mark Phillips.  My mum thought he was lovely, and was disappointed when it turned out that it was Mark who was in the saddle.


maryportfuncity

Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:47 PM

 

 

He turned up as a pointless answer on Pointless this weekend, so - despite the gold medal winning performance - he didn't make that much national impact, then.


BuriedInCarolina

Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:45 PM

Johan Martin Ferner died today. He was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He was married to Princess Astrid, the sister of King Harald V of Norway. He was also the brother-in-law of Princess Ragnhild.

 

http://www.royalcour...24700&sek=27262


BuriedInCarolina

Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:42 PM

Toller Cranston figure skating Olympic medallist whose creativity changed his sport’s esthetic, has died in Mexico at age 65. Toller was the Canadian senior men’s champion from 1971 to 1976. He won the free-skate segment of the world championship four times and won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
 

http://www.thestar.c...-at-age-65.html


Grande Pablo

Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:41 PM

British weightlifer Louis Martin

 

http://www.thesunday...icle1508067.ece


BuriedInCarolina

Posted 17 January 2015 - 03:07 AM

Ray Lumpp, the 1948 U.S. Olympic guard who appeared in two NBA Finals for the New York Knicks, died Friday. He was 91.

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_6490706.html


Toast

Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:47 AM

Olympic gold medal-winning three-day eventer Richard Meade has died at the age of 76.


I didn't realise he was as old as that.

Cat O'Falk

Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

Olympic gold medal-winning three-day eventer Richard Meade has died at the age of 76.

gcreptile

Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:59 AM


Joukko Törmänen, finnish ski jumper and gold-medal winner in 1980, has died at 60:

http://yle.fi/urheil...kuollut/7718929 (finnish link)


Dude you couldn't take the time (15 seconds) to google his name and locate a link to a story in ENGLISH?!
SC


No, Google News gives the headlines in my native language (German) first. Then there are a couple of links in finnish (which I would say is my best option since Törmänen was also finnish), and swedish. I guess the death only came to my knowledge because the Four hills tournament was taking place at the same time, so it made the news. I am a bit of a fan of that sport myself. You're welcome to add an english link though. I couldn't find it that easily, and it might be that there was no english obituary at the day I posted this.

BuriedInCarolina

Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:55 AM

Vlastimil Bubník died January 6, 2015; was a Czech ice hockey player and footballer. He won a bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1997.

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