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April 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gabriel Tiacoh, who in 1984 at Los Angeles became the only Olympic medalist from the Ivory Coast when he won a silver medal in track and field's 400 meters, died Thursday in an Atlanta hospital of viral meningitis. Tiacoh, 29, was admitted to the hospital Feb. 20. A student at Washington State in 1984, he ran a time of 44.54 seconds in the Olympic final to finish second, less than three meters behind the winner, American Alonzo Babers, who was timed in 44.27. Tiacoh's best time was 44.
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August 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The sound of thousands of voices singing "God Save the Queen" was a powerful note in a day of stirring achievements. The celebration was for the heptathlon triumph ofBritain'sJessica Ennis, but nearly every athlete who put foot or prosthetic leg on the field Saturday deserved a tribute. From the historic Olympic debut of double-amputee Oscar Pistorius to American Galen Rupp's exhilarating runner-up finish behind training partner Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 and ending with a convincing 100-meter victory by 2008 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce that might start a flood of Jamaican wins, the competition was riveting.
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