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A Laurel for the Old Olympics

The American Conservative
In the summer of 1992 BC (Before Clinton) I was cruising in Greece with William F. Buckley and his wife Pat onboard the boat I had just inherited from my father. It was a motor yacht, and Bill, a sailing enthusiast, was restless. A discussion the night ...

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Olympic cheats: taking the gold for sneakiness

Irish Mirror
Going right the way back to the beginning people were cheating, but few with such blatant cheek as Fred Lorz in 1904. The New York bricklayer and Olympic marathon runner crossed the finish line a full 15 minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Apparently ...

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The weirdest moments EVER at the Olympics

Birmingham Mail
American Fred Lorz decided enough was enough after reaching the marathon's only water-station at 12 miles and hitched a lift in a car. He would've got away with it, but sportingly confessed to Alice Roosevelt during the gold medal ceremony. Cuban Felix ...

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The 32 Summer Olympics Moments That Made Us Laugh, Sweat, and Cry

Outside Magazine
Usain Bolt winning the 100-meter sprint—with his left shoelace untied. America's soccer team. Michael Phelps taking home an improbable eight golds. When everything is on the line, and the entire world is watching, the planet's top athletes are capable ...

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