Sport: Olympic Wrath

The Olympic Games were revived from the grave of ancient Greece by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896 to encourage international amity. They have been held eight times since, never without disorders ranging from disputed decisions to international scandals.*

In the U. S., altercation about the 1936 Olympics started in 1933 when the American Olympic Association met to consider sending a team to Berlin. One faction strongly opposed U. S. participation on the theory that Jews were being unfairly barred from German teams, while another faction argued no less earnestly that how the...

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