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Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 8:53 AM


A great selection of "no nos" from past Olympic Games medalists.
Discouraging that this great world sports competition has been tainted so much with controversy.
Congrats to Suzanne for her research and helpful clues.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 9:48 AM

Agreed. Good work and thanks for spreading the events over the years for us older folks!

Donleigh  (Level: 145.9 - Posts: 4975)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 10:45 AM

Loved the puzzle - I remember all of it.

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:01 AM

Did not do brilliantly but did enjoy the puzzle - Thankyou

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4144)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:44 AM

Thanks for a fun, interesting and very educational WP, Suzanne! I enjoyed it a lot. Very well-written, as even anyone with little knowledge of sports (like me) would be able to decipher your phrases due to their logic.

-- Geri

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 12:56 PM

I enjoyed the puzzle thank you.


Ladyvol  (Level: 202.8 - Posts: 5434)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 1:13 PM

Great to do.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 2:16 PM

I was cruising along pretty well, with less than 30 in the first four.


Little wonder I tank so bad in vocabulary.

Excellent puzzle. Thanks. Clues were great.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 2:20 PM

Unfortunately< I remember the game that was in question.

Lucimoore  (Level: 181.1 - Posts: 1679)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 2:59 PM

Great puzzle and your phrasing was really fun to figure out. I remembered all but one of the incidents.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 5:05 PM

Great fun, thanks for the puzzle!

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 5:09 PM

Bill - which game? 1912?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 6:29 PM

Great Puzzle Susannec....
Even though I HATE sports
and know nothing!!!!

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 6:32 PM

Would that be the puzzle with the one word it took me 15 letters to get?

Nobody's fault but my own, but GRRRRR!

Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 7:05 PM

Great puzzle and clues, I enjoyed this one very much.


Spacecat  (Level: 156.7 - Posts: 666)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 7:51 PM

A WP worthy of a medal.

Suzannec  (Level: 243.3 - Posts: 616)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 9:45 PM

Thanks for all the nice notes and comments. Y'all are the BEST!!! Here are all 10 phrases:

This pole vaulter almost lost his medal after making an obscene gesture. ("Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz")
Stripped of his medal after his horse tested positive for banned drugs. ("Cian O'Connor 2004")
Said that a scoring error cost him the medal that went to Paul Hamm. ("Yang Tae Young 2004")
Two Greek sprinters refused to take drug tests and withdrew from the games. ("Athen's own scandal 2004")
Jim Thorpe was given back his revoked medal thirty years after he died. ("A golden return 1912")
The USA basketball team refused the silver medal after a clock malfunction. ("Only gold will do 1972")
The world was shocked when Canadian Ben Johnson tested positive for drugs. ("World's fastest man? 1988")
Stripped of three medals and was banned from attending any future Olympics. ("Marion Jones scandal")
Andreea Raducan lost her medal after testing positive for cold medicine. ("Romanian ah-choo 2000")
The German cyclist caused a foul but was still allowed to keep his medal. ("Toni Merkens 1936")

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:44 PM

Really enjoyed your Olympic Hall of Shame Didn't get the Ben Johnson one, but it was a sad moment in my life

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 11:10 PM


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