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Every few years, the Olympic Games return to thrill us with pageantry and drama, intense competition, and moving personal stories. Whether celebrating victory or suffering agonizing defeat, Olympians inspire us with their passion and dedication. This memorial site was created to remember athletes, coaches and others with the Olympic spirit who strived to go "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

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Remembering the life, death and legacy of Olympian Cy Young

Cy C. Young Jr. July 23, 1928 - December 6, 2017 Cy C. Young, Jr., a fourth-generation farmer and the only American to win an Olympic gold medal for the javelin throw, died on Wednesday at his home in Modesto. He was 89. The cause was complications from vascular dementia. Young was born and raised in Modesto, where he continued his family's legacy of raising crops, and later expanded the farm. Never afraid to take a risk, Young was among the first local farmers to grow Silver Queen corn...
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