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When the Orioles got a clutch home run or the Colts scored a pivotal touchdown, Thompson would often exclaim on the air, "Ain't the beer cold!" That phrase became the title of his autobiography, published in 1996.

In 1993 Thompson received the baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.

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Arthur E. Tokle

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Arthur E. Tokle, a Norwegian-born ski jumper who competed in the Olympics for the United States and coached ski jumpers for decades, died Thursday. He was 82.

Tokle died in hospice care at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover. The funeral home handling the arrangements confirmed his death Monday.

Tokle carried the flag for the U.S. team at the 1958 world championships in Finland, and competed in the 1952 Olympics, placing 18th off the large hill. He served as an Olympic coach in 1964 and 1968, and as a technical director at the 1980 Winter Games at Lake Placid.

Tokle died 60 years to the day after his brother, Torger Tokle, was killed in action while serving with the U.S. Army Ski Troops in Italy. Torger Tokle was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in 1959, and his brother in 1970.

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