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Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court

  • disinter: Chief Judge Theodore McKee said it would be " patently absurd" to disinter Thorpe and ignore the wishes of his third wife Patricia, by blindly enforcing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
  • pentathlon: One of the 20th century's greatest athletes, Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, and later played professional baseball.
  • disinter: Koehler, 76, said in a phone interview: " To think that the tribe could disinter the remains against the wishes of the family is ridiculous.