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Steeplechase champions | Crossword coincidence | Clive James | Don’t call me a trucker
Kenya’s monopoly of the Olympic steeplechase is not unequalled in track and field (Letters, 6 August). From 1896 until 1968 US pole vaulters won all the 16 gold medals available over that period. East Germany’s Wolfgang Nordwig broke the monopoly in 1972 in Munich. His win was not without controversy, because the IAAF banned the use of the new cata-poles, which were used by many of the leading vaulters, including defending champion Bob Seagren. Unsurprisingly, the original complaint was lodged by East Germany.
• In both the Guardian and Telegraph’s cryptic crosswords on 8 August the identical clue “Frightful house – I’d move” appeared. Was this a strange example ofchance or something more hideous?
Source: Guardian Transport
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