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Grand Forks native, Virgil Hill, remembers 1984 Olympics

Published 07/27/2012, DL-Online

Just days before the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Virgil Hill fell sick. The 165-pound Olympic boxer from Grand Forks was in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital with a 103-degree fever. By the time 19-year-old Hill recovered and made it to California, he was eight pounds overweight and four days from weighing in for the Games.

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