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James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

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Jim Thorpe- American athlete of both Native American and European ancestry. One of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic Medals

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from FOX Sports

London Olympics: Saturday’s best photos

Not a good show: South Korea's Hwang Woojin and his horse Shearwater Oscar fall after the horse bucked after the starting bell sounded for their run in the equestrian show jumping stage of the men's modern pentathlon

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from The Orange County Register

May 28 celebrity birthdays

Jim Thorpe - one of the greatest athletes. All-American gold medalist in pentathlon decathlon. He played football, baseball basketball professionally.

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Jim Thorpe was an American athlete of both Native American and European ancestry from Oklahoma. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

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James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright Path") (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)[2] was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after playing pro sports.

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