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RIP Milt Campbell
Washington Post ^
| November 3, 2012
Posted on 11/03/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
GAINESVILLE, Ga. Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle with prostate cancer, his family said Saturday. He was 78.
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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: 1956; australia; cfl; decathlon; melbourne; miltcampbell; nfl; obituary; olympics; trackandfield
Milt played in our poker league and was a regular right up until last month. If you took him out of a tournament he would let you choose a card from a deck that was all full of scenes from his 1956 Olympics triumph and he would autograph it for you. At the time of the London Olympics he was the oldest living decathelete so we were kind of pissed when nobody from the Olympic Committee or the media invited him to comment on the games. He was a great man and a good friend. Prayers go out to his family.
posted on 11/03/2012 9:08:19 PM PDT
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posted on 11/03/2012 9:10:24 PM PDT
by Eagle of Liberty
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posted on 11/03/2012 10:54:14 PM PDT
by Squawk 8888
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RIP dear great athlete. You have accomplished much. Thank you.
posted on 11/04/2012 11:14:21 AM PST
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