from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Oerter, Alfred A. Known as "Al.” 1936-2007. American athlete who won a gold medal in the discus at four consecutive Olympics (1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968), setting an Olympic record.


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  • A third, Robert Oerter is an outspoken anti-IDist.

    College professor: "Flunk the IDiots"

  • Note: When I was locked up for the second time at Binghamton Psych Center 5 / 03-2 / 05, I remember seeing the name Oerter on the Visitor tag of a big guy.

    Indymedia Ireland

  • In fact, some of the greatest names ever in track and field have competed at the Penn Relays, including Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Eric Liddell, Al Oerter, Wyomia Tyus, Edwin Moses, and Carl Lewis.

    Long May You Run

  • The names of those who died include Al Oerter, one of only two track and field legends to win the same Olympic event four times in a row (Oerter's was the discus from 1956-68; Carl Lewis won the long jump from 1984-96); the great horse Barbaro and the outrageous stuntman Evel Knievel.

    2007 is a sports year that will live in infamy

  • The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics by Robert Oerter Plume, 2006 gives an excellent overview of the state of modern physics, including basic quantum theory, QED, and issues in particle physics that are not discussed in this book.

    How to Teach Physics to Your Dog

  • Being the middle-class suburban white boy I most surely was, I should have wanted to become the next great backward-flopping high jumper (Dick Fosbury), world's greatest athlete (Bill Toomey), or even ancient four-time gold-medal discus thrower (Al Oerter).

    A Tumultuous Year Creates a Sprinter

  • Al Oerter Recreation Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens from noon to 2 p.m. free of charge.

    NYDN Rss

  • Anthony Martize Reliford, 26, who gave a 203 Al Oerter Drive address, aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault and domestic assault. - Local News

  • Oerter, who produced more than 240 paintings, earned international fame as an Olympic discus champion in 1956, '60,' 64 and '68. - NEWS

  • Precision Computer Systems (PCS), a unit of Fiserv, would best meet the combined organization's needs, but the bank moved from an in-house deployment to a service bureau model to accommodate the rapid growth, Oerter reports.

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