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    Default Re: Well, well, US Olympic medals are tainted

    ...andf Ivan Putski is the Polish Pile Driver

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    According to FILA, the international governing body of amateur wrestling, the country has produced 38 wrestlers with the surname Ivanov. And the most common first name of this most common last name is Ivan.

    In fact, one of the six Bulgarian wrestlers, who goes by Ivan Ivanov competed for this Eastern European country at the most recent World Championships at heavyweight in Greco-Roman competition.

    “(The name is) like John Smith in this country,” laughed another one of those former Bulgarian wrestlers named Ivan Ivanov, who now makes his living coaching America’s Greco-Roman wrestlers. “That’s why a lot of people knew me by my middle name back then when I went by Ivan Radnev.”


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    Default Re: Well, well, US Olympic medals are tainted

    Ivan Koloff was born in Canada.

    http://www.ivankoloff.com/bio.htm

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    Putski is indeed Polish and his real name is Josef Bednarski.

    Josef Bednarski, (born January 21, 1941), is a Polish former professional wrestler and bodybuilder. Throughout his wrestling career he was known by the ring name Ivan Putski and was given the nickname "Polish Power".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Putski

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