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November 29, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it was announced in July that Stan Wright had been elected to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, a reporter called him for his reaction. It had not been a given that the longtime college coach and administrator would receive enough votes, particularly when considering it was his first time on the ballot, and he figured to be more surprised than anyone.
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November 29, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it was announced in July that Stan Wright had been elected to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, a reporter called him for his reaction. It had not been a given that the longtime college coach and administrator would receive enough votes, particularly when considering it was his first time on the ballot, and he figured to be more surprised than anyone.
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November 29, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Howard Cosell introduced Rey Robinson to a nationwide television audience on Aug. 31, 1972, the ABC announcer said, "This young man will be scarred by this all his life." "This" was the failure earlier that day of U.S. 100-meter runners Robinson and Eddie Hart to arrive at the starting line in time for their quarterfinal heats during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and, for years afterward, Robinson believed Cosell was right.
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November 29, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Howard Cosell introduced Rey Robinson to a nationwide television audience on Aug. 31, 1972, the ABC announcer said, "This young man will be scarred by this all his life." "This" was the failure earlier that day of U.S. 100-meter runners Robinson and Eddie Hart to arrive at the starting line in time for their quarterfinal heats during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and, for years afterward, Robinson believed Cosell was right.
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September 19, 1988 | JULIE CART
Stan Wright knows how Ken Adams, the U.S. Olympic boxing coach, must feel. Wright was watching the Olympic telecast from his home in Sacramento Sunday night. He said he reacted with horror when U.S. middleweight boxer Anthony Hembrick arrived late at the arena and looked on as South Korean Ha Jong Ho, who was to be his opponent, was declared the winner in a walkover. Hembrick was late, and Adams took the blame for misreading the fight schedule.
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July 19, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Bowler Ron Mohr's run-in with a moose has cost him a chance to participate in the U.S. Olympic Festival. Mohr of Anchorage, Alaska, was bicycling as part of his training when he swerved to avoid hitting the moose. He fell from his bicycle, breaking his right collarbone and right arm. Mohr, 33, and a member of Team USA, will be replaced at the festival by Stan Wright of Birmingham, Ala.
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December 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
National League batting champion Andres Galarraga and the Colorado Rockies agreed on a $12-million, four-year contract, which can increase to $16.4 million with performance bonuses. Galarraga a 32-year-old first baseman who batted .370 after joining the Rockies as a free agent, will earn $3.85 million in each of the first two seasons and $2.15 million in each of the last two. He can earn an additional $4.4 million in performance bonuses, with the salaries for the final two years rising to $4.
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November 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Taylor, a sprinter who won gold and silver medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, died Tuesday. He was 59. Taylor became ill Monday at the Missouri City, Texas, school where he taught and was taken to a hospital, where he died, his wife, Cheryl, said. She said he had had heart problems. Taylor was a member of the 400-meter relay team that won the gold in Munich.
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July 23, 1985
In the days when professional golfers got the same treatment as tradesmen at country clubs, the great Walter Hagen was denied the use of the clubhouse at Royal St. George's after he became the first native-born American to win the British Open in 1922. According to Joe Gergen of Newsday, Hagen showed his disdain by dining in a swank limousine parked directly in front of the main entrance.
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September 19, 1988 | JULIE CART
Stan Wright knows how Ken Adams, the U.S. Olympic boxing coach, must feel. Wright was watching the Olympic telecast from his home in Sacramento Sunday night. He said he reacted with horror when U.S. middleweight boxer Anthony Hembrick arrived late at the arena and looked on as South Korean Ha Jong Ho, who was to be his opponent, was declared the winner in a walkover. Hembrick was late, and Adams took the blame for misreading the fight schedule.
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July 6, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
Stan Wright, U.S. Olympic track coach, took a lot of heat in 1972 when sprinters Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson missed their 100-meter heats because Wright apparently had an outdated schedule, but according to David Wallechinsky's "Complete Book of the Olympics," that was nothing compared to the fate of the Russian rifle team at the 1908 Games in London. The competition was over before the Russians arrived. Why?
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August 31, 2002 | Lance Pugmire
If it isn't a neighbor, it's a writer. If it isn't a student, it's a Japanese film crew. Continually nudged to recollect his 1972 Olympic mishap, Rey Robinson has never been close to forgetting any details of the nightmare he experienced 30 years ago. But he has forgiven. Robinson, a 20-year-old sprinter from Florida A&M, was considered a co-favorite with U.S. teammate Eddie Hart to win the 100-meter gold medal in 1972.
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