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Jim Thorpe, named "Greatest male athlete of the first half century" by the Associated Press, won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics.

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Did Jim Thorpe get his olympic medals back?

Yes in 1933 30 years after his death the International Olympic Committee restored his Olympics medals.


How many medals did Jim Thorpe win?

Jim Thorpe won two gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olypics in decathlon and pentathlon.


What was Jim Thorpe famous for?

Jim Thorpe was a world famous athlete. He won several Olympic medals for running, and also played football professionally. He was actively playing in the early 1900s, and his career lasted until 1929.


Why were Jim thorpe's medals taken away?

Jim Thorpe played professional baseball in 1909 and 1910. Although the Olympic rules of 1912 didn't forbade anyone athlete who played professionally, the Amateur Athletic Union, in 1913, retro-actively stripped Thrope of his medals. Thorpe wrote a letter asking to be excused: "I hope I will be partly excused by the fact that I was simply an Indian schoolboy and did not know all about such things. In fact, I did not know that I was doing wrong, because I was doing what I knew several other college men had done, except that they did not use their own names." The 1912 rules also states if anyone objected to the winner's medals, a complaint must be made within 30 days after the medals are awarded; the complaint was made in 1913-- six months after the games. In 1982, after the support of U.S. Congress, Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals were re-instated to him with two of Thorpe's children receiving commemorative medals. The original two medals awarded to Jim Thrope were stolen from a museum. The United States was a overtly racist society at that time, and it is widely believed he was stripped of his medals because of racism.


Who played three professional sports?

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe (1888-1953) was an American athlete who played three professional sports - football, baseball and basketball.Professional BaseballJim Thorpe played for the New York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Braves.Professional FootballJim Thorpe played for the Canton Bulldogs in the American Professional Football Association, which later became the NFL.Professional BasketballJim Thorpe played pro basketball for a team called "Jim Thorpe and His World-Famous Indians." They were not an NBA team, but they were a professional team.OlympicsIn addition, Jim Thorpe also won Olympic Gold Medals in the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.

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In what year did Jim Thorpe win his medals?

Jim Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.


When did Jim thorpe win olympic medals?

1912


How many olympic medals did Jim Thorpe win?

2 gold medals.


What happen to Jim Thorpe Olympic medals?

Jim Thorpe's medals were stripped of him because of professionalism. When the IOC changed the professionalism rule, he received his medals again.


In 1912 you won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon?

Jim Thorpe


What did Jim thorpe win?

The legendary Jim Thorpe won two Olympic Gold Medals at the 1912 Olympics in the Pentathlon and Decathlon.


Who was the first athlete to win four olympic gold medals in the same olympic games?

jim thorpe


Who was the first athlete to win four Olympic gold medals in the same Olympic game?

Jim Thorpe


Did Jim Thorpe get his olympic medals back?

Yes in 1933 30 years after his death the International Olympic Committee restored his Olympics medals.


What was the time-frame of Jim Thorpe's medals?

Jim Thorpe won the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. The International Olympic Committee stripped Thrope of his medals in late 1913.


How many Olympic gold medals did Jim Thorpe win?

2 - Thorpe won gold in the Pentathlon and Decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.


Why did Jim Thorpe lose his Olympic medals in 1912?

He was not allow the play any pro sport before winning his medals. Turns out he played some pro baseball before. Today, there are 2 Olympic champions in the events in which Thorpe competed in.

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