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January 31, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
There was no shortage of drama at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Five countries boycotted, either because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary or the tension in the Middle East over the Suez Canal. Hungarian athletes hauled down their flag in the Olympic Village and tore off the Communist emblem. A water polo encounter between the Soviets and Hungarians had to be stopped because of violence.
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August 20, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Harold Connolly, who at the 1956 Olympics captured the gold medal in the hammer throw as well as the attention of the world for his Cold War romance with the discus champion from Czechoslovakia, died Wednesday. He was 79. Connolly, who was one of the greatest ever to compete in his event, was exercising on a stationary bicycle at a gym in Catonsville, Md., when he fainted and hit his head on the floor. He died of brain trauma from a concussion, his family said. A four-time Olympian, Connolly broke the American record for the hammer throw 12 times and the world record seven times.
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August 20, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Harold Connolly, who at the 1956 Olympics captured the gold medal in the hammer throw as well as the attention of the world for his Cold War romance with the discus champion from Czechoslovakia, died Wednesday. He was 79. Connolly, who was one of the greatest ever to compete in his event, was exercising on a stationary bicycle at a gym in Catonsville, Md., when he fainted and hit his head on the floor. He died of brain trauma from a concussion, his family said. A four-time Olympian, Connolly broke the American record for the hammer throw 12 times and the world record seven times.
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November 18, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
Olga Connolly, who lost a gold medal because of her willingness to share it, received another one from the International Olympic Committee on Sunday night. At a Beverly Hills dinner honoring Southern California Olympians, IOC executive board member Anita DeFrantz of Los Angeles presented Connolly a duplicate of the gold medal she won for Czechoslovakia in the discus throw in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
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November 18, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
Olga Connolly, who lost a gold medal because of her willingness to share it, received another one from the International Olympic Committee on Sunday night. At a Beverly Hills dinner honoring Southern California Olympians, IOC executive board member Anita DeFrantz of Los Angeles presented Connolly a duplicate of the gold medal she won for Czechoslovakia in the discus throw in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
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July 19, 1992 | WILL GRIMSLEY, Associated Press SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
Will Grimsley covered nine Summer Olympics and six Winter Games for The Associated Press, including the 1972 Munich Games in which 11 members of the Israeli team were killed in a terror attack. For a weary, slumbering newsman, the frantic knock on the steel door of room 4-B on the second floor of the Olympic press dormitory had the impact of a thunderclap. "The office said to get over to the Village right away," blurted a breathless messenger.
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July 22, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON -- The last few days before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics swirled past in a flurry for Mark Grimmette. The luger from Michigan had been chosen to carry the American flag at the opening ceremony and wondered about protocol. Instructions came at him from all sides. Line up here. Walk there. Maintain an even pace. And one more thing. "I had a lot of people tell me," he recalls, "you're not supposed to dip the flag. " Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation's leaders are seated.
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February 12, 1987
Six Westside residents were among 38 former U.S. Olympians honored at a Los Angeles reception launching the campaign to raise $2.6 million in Southern California for the 1988 Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The honorees included Anita De Frantz of Santa Monica, David Saunders of Pacific Palisades, Candy Costie-Burke and husband Doug Burke of Playa del Rey, Herbert Wildeman of Marina del Rey and Harold Connolly of Venice.
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August 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jud Logan, a surprise fourth-place finisher in the Olympic hammer throw, tested positive for a steroid and became the first American in 20 years to flunk a drug test at the Games, IOC officials said Wednesday. Prince Alexandre de Merode, chairman of the IOC medical commission, said Clenbuterol, an anabolic steroid licensed in Germany as an anti-asthma drug, was found in Logan's urine sample.
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January 31, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
There was no shortage of drama at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Five countries boycotted, either because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary or the tension in the Middle East over the Suez Canal. Hungarian athletes hauled down their flag in the Olympic Village and tore off the Communist emblem. A water polo encounter between the Soviets and Hungarians had to be stopped because of violence.
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August 7, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After learning 48 hours earlier that she would replace injured 1,500-meter runner Regina Jacobs on the U.S. team in track and field's World Championships, Ruth Wysocki of Canyon Lake arrived here Saturday night and was on the Ullevi Stadium track Sunday afternoon for the first heat. No problem. She easily qualified for today's semifinal.
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December 1, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER
Merja Connolly, an assistant coach for the last two years, has been named UC Irvine women's volleyball coach, replacing Mike Puritz, who retired after 16 years. Connolly was the head women's coach at Cornell in 1992 and '93, leading the Big Red to the Ivy League title both years and into the NCAA tournament in 1993. A middle blocker, she was team captain of the UCLA team that won the 1984 NCAA championship. She played professional volleyball in the U.S. and Italy after graduation.
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