I know John Barnes is a three-time loser in cup finals with different clubs (Watford in 1984, Liverpool in 1988 and Newcastle in 1998).
John Barnes, who lost with Watford (1984), Liverpool (1988) and Newcastle (1998).
No, preliminary track and field events act as a qualifying round for final rounds in the same event. Some events will even have multiple preliminary rounds. For example, at the Olympic 400 meter dash, there is first a preliminary round of 7 heats, from which the top three finishers in each heat automatically advance, then the 3 fastest times overall (for a total of 24 runners). Then there is a semifinal round, where the runners will race again in 3 heats with the top 2 runners automatically advancing, followed by the 2 fastest overall times (for a total of 8 runners). Then the final heat is run, with the top three finishers receiving medals, regardless of how they performed in previous rounds.
The Netherlands were runners-up (thus receiving the silver medal) three times: 1974, 1978, 2010.
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