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August 24, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Olympic sprinter Calvin Smith, the world record-holder at 100 meters, said Friday that he is moving from Alabama to Arizona to train for the 1988 Olympic Games. Smith said the warm Phoenix weather and the coaching of Richard Thompson here were the reasons behind the shift from his native Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 25-year-old Smith set the world record of 9.93 seconds in the 100 meters in 1983 at the U.S. Olympic Festival at Colorado Springs, Colo.
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May 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former world record-holder Calvin Smith beat fellow American Dennis Mitchell by 0.01 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the Mito International track and field meet in Japan on Sunday. Smith was timed in 10.54 seconds and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Mitchell ran 10.55. In other events: Randy Barnes of the United States won the shotput at 66 feet 7 3/4 inches. Japan's Takahisa Yoshida won the high jump at 7-7, a Japanese record. American Hollis Conway finished second at 7-5 3/4.
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August 16, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calvin Smith, who launched his first Los Angeles radio station in 1926 with a $200 investment and went on to introduce KFAC's enduring classical music format, has died in Hawaii. Leonore Kingston, vice president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, said Smith was 86 when he died Aug. 6 in Koloa, Kauai. Smith was a member of the group of former radio performers and executives founded in 1966 by Edgar Bergen and Jim (Fibber McGee) Jordan.
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May 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Mitchell and fellow American Calvin Smith finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash at the Shizuoka International track and field meet at Shizuoka, Japan.
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May 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Calvin Smith, two-time world champion in the men's 200-meter dash, was quoted Sunday as saying that many top track and field athletes use hormones and other drugs to enhance their performances and they go undetected in anti-doping tests. "The methods of controlling doping currently under use can't test for various substances," Smith said in an interview published by the daily newspaper, Estado de Sao Paulo.
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January 13, 1985 | United Press International
Calvin Smith, the fastest man in the world, will be among the more than 2,000 athletes from 24 countries competing in the inaugural Australia Games to be held in Melbourne from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3. Some of the world's best athletes, including those from the Soviet and East bloc countries which boycotted the Los Angeles Olympics, will participate.
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May 10, 1987 | Associated Press
At an age when many sprinters are losing critical milliseconds in their stride, Calvin Smith says there still are some good races left in his 26-year-old legs. After all, he's yet to be unseated as the "world's fastest human." "When I stop enjoying it and can't keep up with the other guys, then I'll know it's time to get out," said Smith, world record-holder in the 100 meters. While he's not winning as often as he once did, the time to quit has yet to come.
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August 20, 1987 | United Press International
Canadian Ben Johnson broke 10 seconds in the 100 meters for the third time in five races Wednesday, winning in 9.97 at the Weltklasse Grand Prix track and field meet. Johnson, 25, who has averaged 9.975 for his last five races, never trailed as he ran into a 1.2-m.p.h. wind. Calvin Smith of the United States was second in 10.07, the fastest he has run since setting the world record of 9.93 in 1983. Smith won the 200 meters in 20.
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August 18, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For more than two years, Carl Lewis has had difficulty overcoming Ben Johnson's rocket-fast starts in 100-meter races. Johnson's coup de grace came when he set a world record of 9.83 seconds in beating Lewis for the fifth straight time last August in the World Championships at Rome. And before the world's two fastest sprinters met Wednesday night in a Grand Prix track and field meet, Johnson said: "I don't think he can beat me again. I've proved it so many times already."
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May 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Mitchell and fellow American Calvin Smith finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash at the Shizuoka International track and field meet at Shizuoka, Japan.
NEWS
August 16, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calvin Smith, who launched his first Los Angeles radio station in 1926 with a $200 investment and went on to introduce KFAC's enduring classical music format, has died in Hawaii. Leonore Kingston, vice president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, said Smith was 86 when he died Aug. 6 in Koloa, Kauai. Smith was a member of the group of former radio performers and executives founded in 1966 by Edgar Bergen and Jim (Fibber McGee) Jordan.
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July 10, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swimmer Mark Spitz, in his pre-comeback days as a television commentator, made headlines in 1983 when he called the National Sports Festival a joke. It took less than 21 seconds for Evelyn Ashford and Calvin Smith to prove him wrong. On a picture-perfect day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Ashford ran the 100 meters in 10.
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August 18, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For more than two years, Carl Lewis has had difficulty overcoming Ben Johnson's rocket-fast starts in 100-meter races. Johnson's coup de grace came when he set a world record of 9.83 seconds in beating Lewis for the fifth straight time last August in the World Championships at Rome. And before the world's two fastest sprinters met Wednesday night in a Grand Prix track and field meet, Johnson said: "I don't think he can beat me again. I've proved it so many times already."
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May 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Calvin Smith, two-time world champion in the men's 200-meter dash, was quoted Sunday as saying that many top track and field athletes use hormones and other drugs to enhance their performances and they go undetected in anti-doping tests. "The methods of controlling doping currently under use can't test for various substances," Smith said in an interview published by the daily newspaper, Estado de Sao Paulo.
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August 31, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Canada's Ben Johnson exploded out of the blocks as if he were shot out of a cannon and stunned the track and field world Sunday night in the World Championship meet. Johnson, a muscular, Jamaican-born sprinter, covered 100 meters in the astounding time of 9.83 seconds to set a world record that had a similar impact to Bob Beamon's 29-foot 2 1/2-inch long jump in 1968 at Mexico City. Carl Lewis ran the race of his life to finish second. He was timed in 9.
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August 20, 1987 | United Press International
Canadian Ben Johnson broke 10 seconds in the 100 meters for the third time in five races Wednesday, winning in 9.97 at the Weltklasse Grand Prix track and field meet. Johnson, 25, who has averaged 9.975 for his last five races, never trailed as he ran into a 1.2-m.p.h. wind. Calvin Smith of the United States was second in 10.07, the fastest he has run since setting the world record of 9.93 in 1983. Smith won the 200 meters in 20.
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May 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former world record-holder Calvin Smith beat fellow American Dennis Mitchell by 0.01 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the Mito International track and field meet in Japan on Sunday. Smith was timed in 10.54 seconds and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Mitchell ran 10.55. In other events: Randy Barnes of the United States won the shotput at 66 feet 7 3/4 inches. Japan's Takahisa Yoshida won the high jump at 7-7, a Japanese record. American Hollis Conway finished second at 7-5 3/4.
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May 10, 1987 | Associated Press
At an age when many sprinters are losing critical milliseconds in their stride, Calvin Smith says there still are some good races left in his 26-year-old legs. After all, he's yet to be unseated as the "world's fastest human." "When I stop enjoying it and can't keep up with the other guys, then I'll know it's time to get out," said Smith, world record-holder in the 100 meters. While he's not winning as often as he once did, the time to quit has yet to come.
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August 24, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Olympic sprinter Calvin Smith, the world record-holder at 100 meters, said Friday that he is moving from Alabama to Arizona to train for the 1988 Olympic Games. Smith said the warm Phoenix weather and the coaching of Richard Thompson here were the reasons behind the shift from his native Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 25-year-old Smith set the world record of 9.93 seconds in the 100 meters in 1983 at the U.S. Olympic Festival at Colorado Springs, Colo.
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