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1. What famous olympic event is this?
2. Connect the 2 athletes in the images that follow:




Quoting the dublin daly:

1) Dorando Pietri at the 1908 Marathon being helped across the line (subsequently disqualified).[ The official on the right is Arthur Conan Doyle.]

2) Paavo Nurmi (Flying Finn) and Milkha Singh (Flying Sikh) - connect is 'flying'?!

Answered fully by nishanth, the dublin daly, aravind and rachit.

9 comments:

At July 26, 2008 at 3:53 PM Kamath said...

1) Gur svefg vzntr vf gung bs gur znenguba.

2) Gur gjb nguyrgrf ner Cnnib Ahhezv naq Zvyxun Fvatu. V nz pyhryrff nobhg gur pbaarpg rkprcg gung Cnnib jnf gur Sylvat Svaa naq Zvyxun jnf gur Sylvat Fvxu (jungrire frafr gung znxrf).

 
At July 26, 2008 at 8:19 PM Nishanth said...

1. The incident is the infamous 'officials helping' Dorando Pietry of Italy in the end of the Marathon event in the 1908 London Olympics. His gold was taken away as rules implied that due the officials help, he won.

2. Both these athletes had very similar nicknames. Paavo Nurmi was the original 'Flying Finn', and Milkha Singh was nicknamed 'Flying Sikh'.

 
At July 26, 2008 at 8:36 PM Raghuvansh said...

1. Spiridon Louis of Greece finishing the marathon in the first modern Olympics in Greece, 1896.

2. Paavo Nurmi and Milkha Singh - Flying Finn and Flying Sikh respectively

 
At July 26, 2008 at 9:49 PM rishabh said...

qbenaqb cvrgev orvat urycrq ol bssvpvnyf(juvpu yngre yrq gb uvz orvat qvfdhnysvrq)

cvp 1 vf gung bs cnnib ahezv

 
At July 27, 2008 at 2:29 AM The Dublin Daly said...

1) Dorando Pietri at the 1908 MArathon being helped across the line (subsequently disqualified). The official on the right is Arthur Conan Doyle.

2) Paavo Nurmi (Flying Finn) and Milkha Singh (Flying Sikh) - connect is 'flying'?!

 
At July 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM harsha said...

1) the marathon at the london games

2)The flying finn and the flying sikh

 
At July 27, 2008 at 12:38 PM Kamath said...

1)Ybaqba 1908 jurer gur yratgu bs gur znenguba jnf punatrq sebz 26 zv gb 26 zv 385 l; gur nguyrgr jnf orvat urycrq gb pbzcyrgr gur enpr.

2) Cnnib Zhezv naq Zvyxun Fvatu.

 
At July 27, 2008 at 8:40 PM Aravind said...

1. Dorando Pietri falling at 1908 marathon

2. Paavo Nurmi "flying Finn"
Milkha Singh "flying sikh"
guess the connect is the similar nicknames

 
At July 28, 2008 at 7:03 PM rachit said...

1-qbenaqb cvrgev pbyyncfvat naq gura orvat urycrq nybat gb svavfu gur ybaqba znenguba va 1908

2-1fg cvp vf bs gur "sylvat svaa," cnib ahezv naq 2aq cvp vf bs "sylvat fvxu," "zvyxun fvatu" vf gur pbaarpg obgu jrer pnyyq " sylvat ____"?

 

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