Jim Thorpe petition drive starts to restore his status as sole winner of 1912 Olympic gold medals

7/16/2020 8:31:00 AM

Though his gold medals were reinstated, Jim Thorpe is still not recognized as the sole winner of gold medals at the 1912 Olympics.

One hundred and eight years ago, Jim Thorpe shattered Olympic records in the decathlon and pentathlon. Now, a group is pushing the International Olympic Committee to restore his status as the sole gold medalist in both events.

Though his gold medals were reinstated, Jim Thorpe is still not recognized as the sole winner of gold medals at the 1912 Olympics.

The OklahomanOne hundred and eight years ago, Jim Thorpe shattered Olympic records in the decathlon and pentathlon.Now, a group is pushing the International Olympic Committee to restore his status as the sole gold medalist in both events.A petition drive

started Wednesday, launched by Pictureworks Entertainment in partnership with several Native American tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and several of Thorpe's descendants. Pictureworks is producing an upcoming feature film about Thorpe's life,"Bright Path."

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billcollage To call Jim Thorpe a co-champion in his events isn't just inaccurate, it stands as a painful reminder of the deep inequities even the most triumphant athletes of color have faced. The IOC should do the right thing and RIGHT this wrong BrightPathStrong Fantastic athlete, haven’t seen another like him, truly one of a kind.👍🏻

And Thorpe broke those records against terrible acts of sabotage such as stolen shoes. His gold medals should STAND. Two different shoes The Olympics were once held in Germany. Adolf Hitler presided over them. Therefore, using USA Today logic, the Olympics are NAZI events and Native American Jim Thorpe is a NAZI. FakeNewsMedia Calumny

Jim Thorpe is the greatest American athlete period First Native American won Gold medal in Olympic 1912 Olympic Gold medal in pentathlon, decathlon Played professional American football and baseball A true Legend ... I am surprised cancel culture is not trying to have him removed from history.

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Jenni Carlson The Oklahoman One hundred and eight years ago, Jim Thorpe shattered Olympic records in the decathlon and pentathlon., Jim was asked if that statement was true, despite the book being categorized as fiction.May 17, 2020 at 8:23pm PDT In response to someone asking about Derick's relationship with wife Jill Duggar 's family as a whole, he admitted that he didn't have a problem with the rest of the family,"just the boss," which makes a lot of sense.warned investors Tuesday that the market uptrend could be running out of fuel near the end of the month.

Now, a group is pushing the International Olympic Committee to restore his status as the sole gold medalist in both events. A petition drive started Wednesday, launched by Pictureworks Entertainment in partnership with several Native American tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and several of Thorpe's descendants."Very special. Pictureworks is producing an upcoming feature film about Thorpe's life,"Bright Path.  I learned an interesting principle years ago in an internal auditing class: everybody has a price." Thorpe, who was born in Oklahoma and was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, went to the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm as part of the U." 20th Century Fox Howard then wondered if Jim felt like Renée was"the one that got away," in a sense.S. With Covid-19 cases steadily growing across the U.

contingent, even though Native Americans such as him weren't recognized as U. I don't have those things, but I do appreciate the people that have come through my life for the good that they gave me. — Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) July 9, 2020 This tweet from earlier this month is just one example of that.S. citizens at the time. It's not that kind of situation. He won gold in the pentathlon, placing first in four of the five events, then he replicated his domination in the decathlon.. Thorpe placed in the top four of all 10 events, scoring 8,413 points and winning by 688 points." Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty It's always sweet to hear people reflect on the people who impacted their life, even if their friendships or relationships didn't last. Based on history, Williams concludes that whenever the red line changes direction the market is likely to follow suit.

His point total would stand as an Olympic record for almost two decades. SPORTS NEWSLETTER: .