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Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds

 
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PostPosted: 07/15/22 10:35 am    ::: Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds Reply Reply with quote

https://apnews.com/article/winter-olympics-sports-native-americans-stockholm-sweden-5cbe83bde828487ce2f82e3066850d85

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Thorpe, a Native American, returned to a ticker-tape parade in New York, but months later it was discovered he had been paid to play minor league baseball over two summers, an infringement of the Olympic amateurism rules. He was stripped of his gold medals in what was described as the first major international sports scandal.



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