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Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, 9:23 a.m.

Popkey Thrilled By Magic Valley Race

Dan Popkey, the political columnist of the Idaho Statesman, is eager to meet political newcomer and former Olympic star Dick Fosbury:

" I must confess that the prospect of meeting Fosbury in the halls of the Capitol is almost as thrilling as the notion that Willie Mays would move to Idaho and get elected to the Legislature. Fosbury brings back my 10-year-old self, watching a black-and-white TV in Cupertino, Calif., flickering from Mexico City with images of some of the greatest moments in sport. Bob Beamon’s space-walking long jump; Al Oerter’s fourth gold in the discus; Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the medal stand in the 200 meters, fists raised in a civil rights shout-out. Complete column here.

Question: Which former Olympic star would you most want to meet?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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