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My Type of Legend

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As a sports historian, I have a special passion for two sports – Olympic weightlifting and hockey.


In this regard, the collage cover for this article covers it all, Doug Hepburn is my type of legend.


Inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Hepburn (1926-2000) was the strength king of the world in the early 1950s.  He won weightlifting gold medals at the 1953 IWF World Championships and the 1954 British Empire Games in the heavyweight class. He was also the first man to raw bench press 400, 450, and 500 pounds.


He had shown many feats of strength including lifting up the whole line of hockey players. Who else would you expect to lift from a British Columbia, Canada native but the Vancouver Canucks hockey team!


After retirement from weightlifting, he pursued a  literary career and wrote essays and poems. Of course, there were no PCs, internet or social networks at the time, otherwise I won’t be surprised if Hepburn had a significant contribution in online social networks and publication.


With all these said, Hepburn’s middle name was Ivan.


No doubts, Douglas Ivan Hepburn is my type of weightlifting legends!

Sunday at Work

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Working Sunday on the launch of the new system.


It’s been a brutal schedule for me in the last week – working late hours and on the weekends.


Totally focused on completion my part of the work and too tired to get excited and celebrate sunset of the legacy system and full launch of the new one.


Back to work now :-)

Accident in the South End

 


I am on my way to work. There was an accident on intersection between East Berkley Street and Albany Street.


It’s noon in Boston.


Happy Sunday to all! Be safe!


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View on South Boston.


This area changes fast. Constuction is everywhere. Real estate here is more expensive than in Boston.


 


August 28, 2016 11 :55 a.m. 78F (36C) deg.


Humidity 50%.

Summertime in Boston

I love Boston. This online gallery features various photographs of Boston I made in the Summer 2016.

Just click on the photos below to enlarge. Comments are always appreciated :-)


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We already wrote about our newly opened School of Selfies Photography. To the best of our knowledge, it is the the first school of this kind in the U.S.A. Perhaps, in the whole world.


In the official showcase of the photos of the Class 2016 graduates, we featured works by birds. Now, it’s a show of our in-house graduates – Beatrice, Daphne and Bernie. Enjoy!


 


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Summertime in Boston

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Ink Block in South End.


More coming soon here. Construction doesn’t stop this summer.


The bridge is usually packed during the morning traffic hours. Not this time.


August 26, 2016 4:15 p.m. 88F (31C) deg.


Humidity 54%.


 

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Entering the Tobin Bridge on the way to Boston.


The bridge is usually packed during the morning traffic hours. Not this time.


August 26, 2016 8:15 a.m. 75F (24C) deg.


Humidity 83%.

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South End and Back Bay.


It’s dark outside. Still at work getting ready with data conversion for a big launch on the weekend.


August 25, 2016 8:00 p.m. 79F (26C) deg.


Humidity 62%.


Lets go via the Sumner Tunnel this time.


 

Teamsters In the 1970s

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All three characters on the photo were team members of the Soviet national team in the late 1970s.


Left to right – Alexander Voronin, Victor Okorokov and Nikolay Kolesnikov.


Right before the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.


Flyweight Voronin (52KG) and Featherweight Kolesnikov (60KG) are Olympic champions of Montreal 1976.


Super heavyweight Okorokov (110KG+) was a medalist of national championships and won USSR Cup in 1978.


The photo became a hit of funny pics in the Internet because of entertaining contrast in the size of the guys.


It does look comical. And it’s also a good promo for the sport of Olympic weightlifting.


Size doesn’t matter. Everybody can be a champion. Wheter you are a 100-pound flyweight or a 300-pound, you can win the titles and earn medals and merits.


Long live Olympic weightlifting!


 

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