Jack Robinson: Augustan with Olympic, London ties

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Former First Baptist Church of Augusta pastor Jack Robinson won a gold medal playing for the U.S. basketball team in the 1948 Olympics in London. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Jack Robinson, 85, of Augusta, won a gold medal playing for the 1948 U.S. Olympic basketball team as a point guard. His original medal was stolen and he was issued a replacement. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A 1948 photo of Jack Robinson as a basketball player for Baylor University. (Special)
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Jack Robinson (front row, third from the left) with the rest of the 1948 U.S. Olympic basketball team on the ship that took them to London for the summer games in 1948. (Special)
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Robert "Jack" Robinson, a member of the 1948 U.S. men's basketball team and a former pastor of First Baptist Church in Augusta, talks about winning gold in London. (Sara Caldwell/Staff)
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Jack Robinson, 85, of Augusta, won a gold medal playing for the 1948 U.S. Olympic basketball team as a point guard. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Jack Robinson was named to Baylor University's all-centennial team in 2006. (Special)
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Baylor University point guard Jack Robinson was awarded a trophy after winning a gold medal playing for the 1948 U.S. Olympic basketball team. (Special)
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Jack Robinson talks to school children about winning his gold medal in 1948. (Sara Caldwell/Staff)

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When the 2012 Olympics begin with the opening ceremonies Friday, Robinson will be back in England reliving his glory days. The two-time All-American point guard from Baylor University was a member of one of the United States’ original Dream Teams. 

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