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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
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London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- It was busy at the Olympics Saturday and the home fans cheered a lot, but the bottom line is that Michael Phelps has twice as many gold medals as anybody else.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
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Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Free

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps equaled the career Olympic gold medal record Tuesday by winning the 200-meter freestyle in world record time in Beijing.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
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Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj retires

CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 22 (UPI) -- Moroccan middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj announced his retirement Monday.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2006 with 359 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2005 with 359 to follow.
By United Press International

German misses chance for all-time record

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Birgit Fischer of Germany missed out on a chance to set an all-time Olympic record Sunday.
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Paavo Johannes Nurmi ( pronunciation (help·info)) (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the "Flying Finns"; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.

Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.

Nurmi debuted at the 1920 Summer Olympics by competing in four events. He won three gold medals: the 10,000 m, the cross country event and the cross country team event, and finished second in the 5000 m.

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