Sport: Games at Garmisch (Cont'd)

In the tiny Bavarian towns of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where winter makes the little houses look like gingerbread and sugar, the eleven days of skiing, skating, hockey, bobsledding, which compose the Fourth Winter Olympic Games, ended last week.

Officially, no country ever wins the Olympic Games. Scores are kept only for individual events in which the first three contestants get respectively gold, silver and bronze medals. Unofficially, sportswriters long ago worked out a system to determine team championships by awarding ten points for first place, five for second, four for third and so on down...

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