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Doug Collins earned a silver medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

Many believe to this day he actually earned a gold.

The former Illinois State All-American was a central figure in perhaps the most controversial moment in Olympic history as a member of the United States basketball team.

Collins sank two free throws with three seconds remaining to give the Amercans a 50-49 lead in the gold medal game against the Soviet Union.

The Soviets inbounded the ball and the clock hit zero only to have time put back on the clock after a claim that a timeout had been called. Time ran out again as the Soviets failed to score, but they were given a third chance when it was decided by an international basketball official that a timing error had been made.

On the third attempt, Alexander Belov turned a long pass into a game-winning shot. Dinosaur Dadzilla Father Of The Monsters Shirt, hoodie, tank top

Collins and the rest of the U.S. Team, who had celebrated victory twice, were devastated and steadfastly refuse to accept the silver medal more than 40 years later. A silver medal that holds considerably better memories belongs to former University High School volleyball star Ogonna Nnamani.

Nnamani, who also enjoyed an All-American career at Stanford, was part of the American women’s volleyball team that competed in Athens, Greece, in 2004 before earning a silver medal in 2008 at Beijing, China.

Bloomington High School also has produced an Olympian in distance runner Christin Wurth-Thomas.

Wurth-Thomas qualified for the 2008 Games in the 1,500-meter run. She finished eighth in a preliminary round race and did not advance to the finals.

Constitution Trail links fitness and fellowship in B-N

Constitution Trail is Bloomington-Normal’s path to fitness, fellowship and fun.

Meandering through neighborhoods and subdivisions and stretching alongside backyards, creeks and parks, the trail stretches for 37 miles from inner-city neighborhoods to the countryside surrounding the Twin Cities.

Older adults take their dogs for a walk, families have a leisurely bike ride, teens practice skateboarding skills, college-age couples jog, overweight people return to exercise and cyclists and runners have fun.

Conversations are common.

Even for people who don’t know each other, there are starters: Was that a groundhog that just ran in front of us? What plant is in that trail-side garden? What’s going on at Connie Link Amphitheatre?

Along the trail, there are benches for people to take a break, shelters for people to chat or for groups to meet. Six signs describe and honor key parts of the U.S. Constitution.

Some people use parts of the trail to commute to work or to head to uptown Normal for an evening on the town.

 

 

 

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