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    1912 STOCKHOLM OLYMPIC PIN (BROOCH). This attractive pin from the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm is unserialized and could very well be a souvenir piece.  Regardlessly, its holder witnessed the clear champion of this Olympiad -- an American Indian named Jim Thorpe.  Following his conquest of the Pentathlon and Decathlon, he was universally trumpeted as the premier athlete in the world.  Tragically, the following year he was stripped of his gold medals because he'd received $25 a week to play minor league baseball in 1909-10.  Seventy years later (and thirty years after his death), a more enlightened IOC repealed the injustice.      

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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