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Thorpe, Jim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishThorpe, JimJim ThorpeThorpe, Jim /θɔːp $ θɔːrp dʒɪm/  (1888–1953) an American athlete who won gold medals in the Olympics in 1912 and later played American football. Thorpe's Olympic medals were taken away from him when it was learned that he had once received money for playing baseball, but many years after his death it was decided that he had won the medals fairly and they were returned to his family.
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