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Thompson,

city (1991 pop. 14,977), central Man., Canada, on the Burntwood River. A mining town, it developed after large nickel deposits were discovered in the area in 1956.

Thompson,

river, 304 mi (489 km) long, formed by the junction of the North Thompson and the South Thompson rivers at Kamloops, S British Columbia, and flowing W and S to the Fraser River at Lytton. The North Thompson is usually considered part of the main stream. The river was explored (1808) by Simon Fraser and named by him for David Thompson, a fellow explorer.

Thompson

 

a city in Canada, in northwestern Manitoba. Population, 19,000 (1971). Thompson is a center for the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel. The nickel plant located in the city has an annual capacity of 100,000 tons. The ore is mined primarily from the large Thompson field, and also from the Soab Lake and Pipe Lake fields.

Thompson

1. Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753--1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2. Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3. Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4. Flora (Jane). 1876--1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5. Francis. 1859--1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)
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FORMER British decathlete Daley Thompson has cited human nature as the reason he believes doping can never be fully eradicated from any sport.
Steve Cram and Daley Thompson were at the Baltic in Gateshead yesterday to announce details of the fourth Salomon Kielder Marathon.
Steve Cram and Daley Thompson were at the Baltic in Gateshead to announce details of this year's event, part of a weekend of activities which will take place around northern Europe's largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in October.
THE Olympics may be over but Sharron Davies, Daley Thompson and John Inverdale were in Cardiff yesterday to keep the feel-good factor going.
Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and David Moorcroft are this weekend completing a cross-country challenge inspired by London 2012 along with BBC presenter John Inverdale.
London: The involvement of the people of Great Britain as a whole has been one of the key features for the success of the London Olympics, according to former world and Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson.
2( ANI ): London Olympics chief Lord Sebastian Coe has claimed Michael Phelps, who recently won his record 19th Olympic medal, is not the greatest Olympian but is the most successful one, and recommended the names of Brit decathlon legend Daley Thompson and Brit rower Steve Redgrave's name.
First on the list was just who would be handed the honour of lighting the Olympic flame with Daley Thompson and Tom Daley just two of the names being thrown in the ring.
Other Olympians considered include Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Roger Bannister, Daley Thompson and Dame Kelly Holmes.
DALEY THOMPSON went into the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow as the strong favourite for gold having set a world decathlon record of 8,648 points in Austria just months before.
To light Olympic Flame - Hills: Evs Sir Steve Redgrave, 3 Sir Roger Bannister, 5 Dame Kelly Holmes, 12 Daley Thompson, 14 bar; Paddy Power: 1-4 Sir Roger Bannister, 5-2 Sir Steve Redgrave, 13-2 Dame Kelly Holmes, Tom Daley, 16 bar.
Providence Place, which has 75,000 sq ft of office space, and was officially opened by Olympic legend Daley Thompson, is named after a former chapel on the site, demolished in the 1960s.