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Who did the Associated Press name the greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th Century?

Question #132093. Asked by shadowzep.
Last updated Aug 05 2013.
Originally posted Aug 04 2013 10:44 PM.

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Jim Thorpe

"Thorpe's achievements received great acclaim from sports journalists, both during his lifetime and since his death. In 1950 an Associated Press poll of almost 400 sportswriters and broadcasters voted Thorpe the "greatest athlete" of the first half of the 20th century. That same year, the Associated Press named Thorpe the "greatest American football player" of the first half of the century. In 1999, the Associated Press placed him third on its list of the top athletes of the century, following Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan."

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe

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Jim Thorpe

The 1912 Olympics was held in Stockholm. Sweden. The Swedish King was the first to call Jim Thorpe the greatest athlete in the world.

Aug 05 2013, 8:37 AM
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