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Eric Heiden

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The Resume

    (June 14, 1958- )
    3 X World Champion (1977, 78, 79)
    Won 5 Olympic Gold Medals (1980)

Why he might be annoying:

    He boycotted the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics, because he was not guaranteed to light the flame.
    His waist is 32 inches and his thighs are 27 inches.
    He smokes cigars.
    In 1980, he tried to qualify in the summer Olympics as a cyclist and said he would have defied the American boycott of the Moscow games and would have competed.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He holds the record for most gold medals won by a single individual in a winter olympics (five in 1980).
    He personally took home more gold medals in the 1980 Olympics than Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, West Germany, Italy, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and France combined.
    He claims he is not interested in fame or money, if he was he would have continued with his ice hockey career rather than speed skating.
    He graduated Stanford Medical College and is an orthopedic surgeon.
    Despite winning five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was overshadowed by the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 85 Votes: 50.59% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 178 Votes: 44.38% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 335 Votes: 42.99% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 56 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 76 Votes: 55.26% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 126 Votes: 57.94% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 222 Votes: 55.41% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 289 Votes: 51.56% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 535 Votes: 59.07% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1930 Votes: 56.99% Annoying