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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:49 AM

Tommy Kono


Usa Gold Medalist in Weightlifting at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics is dead at age 85


Posted 16 April 2016 - 01:43 AM

Not sure if this has previously made news on here, but I can't be arsed looking at this time of night. Just came across this on the BBC website. Apparently, France reckons there's a 'London 2012 curse' as 18 athletes have died in the ensuing 4 years since. All athletes names are provided, complete with helpful details of their causes of death. Clearly bollocks, but then we are in the business of predicting deaths so any flimsy patterns are worth knowing/exploring naturally...



Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:38 PM

1960 and 1964 Olympic high jump champion Iolanda Balas dead at 79.http://www.athletics...-aged-79-40319/


Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

KU legend Clyde Lovellette dies at age 86. Lovellette and six Jayhawk teammates helped lead the United States to the gold medal at the Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.



Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:23 AM

Sarah Tait, rowing icon who won a silver medal at London 2012, dead at 33 from cancer.




Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:33 PM

Kim Seong-jip, South Korea's first medallist at the Olympics after their independence from Japan, has died at 97. http://english.yonha...0003000315.html


He won bronze at both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics for weightlifting and came 5th at the 1956 Olympics in his category.


Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:49 PM

1956 hockey Olympian Arumugam Vijiaratnam dies at 94. http://www.channelne...nd/2527158.html


Only person to represent Singapore in 4 different sports.


Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:40 PM

John Disley, Welsh athlete who won the bronze medal in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1952 Olympics, has died at 87. https://twitter.com/...730066340966401


Also helped in the creation of the London Marathon and was BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1955.


Edit: BBC Obit: http://www.bbc.co.uk.../wales/25749606


Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:00 AM

Death Notice for Denise St Aubyn Hubbard (originally Denise Newman https://en.wikipedia...i/Denise_Newman) who competed as a diver in the 1948 Olympics for Britain. http://announcements...t-aubyn-hubbard


She was 91.


Here she is talking to the BBC about competing: http://www.bbc.co.uk...ctures-18555976


Edit: And here she is in 1947, practising for the Olympics: http://www.britishpa...eo/girl-diver-1

Death Impends

Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:37 PM

Ah, first hit on the Sun Wukong for me. He was also someone I occasionally considered for the DDP, as I was aware of his poor health and he was youngish and sure to obit. But there was no telling how much longer he'd be lingering, and another team has been going with him for a few years now, so he never really got close to the final cut.

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