OLYMPICS

Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the only winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm – practically 110 years after being stripped of these gold medals for violations of strict amateurism guidelines of the time.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee introduced the change Friday on the one hundred and tenth anniversary of Thorpe profitable the decathlon and later being proclaimed by King Gustav V of Sweden as “the best athlete on the earth.”

Thorpe, a Native American, returned to a ticker-tape parade in New York, however months later it was found he had been paid to play

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Sep. 4—Back in 1959, Bob Abraham was a state game warden. One day, while patrolling the banks of Big Hunting Creek at Thurmont, he came upon a fisherman. He approached the man, asked if he had a fishing license.

He did indeed have a valid Maryland fishing license. His name was Jim Gilford, and he was an outdoor columnist for The Frederick News-Post.

Abraham and Gilford became good friends, lifelong friends.

“I treasured his friendship,” said Abraham in a recent phone interview.

Jim Gilford died on Aug. 19. He was 92.

From 1965 to 2006, Gilford wrote two weekly columns

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Johnny Sauter never gave it any thought that there wasn’t a race named in honor of his late father until he was asked if he’d mind.

Jim Sauter was a standout on the central Wisconsin and regional scenes from the 1960s into the ’90s and a winner on the highest levels of short-track racing around the country. Dick Trickle and Joe Shear were his peers. He went on to race in NASCAR and see his sons follow his path.

“My dad was not a limelight kind of guy,” Sauter said. “The fact that there was never a race in his

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