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Thorpe's scandal-tainted 1912 golds still resonate, amaze

 


It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later.

Jim Thorpe, a Native American who seemed to excel at every sport he tried, was seen as one of the world's top athletes after winning gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Some of his performances went unmatched for decades.

The King of Sweden was certainly impressed.

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