Sport: The Naked Olympiad

Edouard Fankhauser, president of the Swiss Nudist Club, regards the Helsinki Olympics as a "travesty." Said he last week: "The ancient athletes performed in the nude . . . It would be so much better if the youth of the world . . . remained faithful to the old ideals." So saying, Nudist Fankhauser stepped back inside the barb-wired camp on the shore of Switzerland's Lake of Neuchatel, where some 50 naked men & women from six European countries were competing in "the real Olympiad." U.S. nudists (TIME, Aug. 25) were invited, but decided not to take off for Europe.

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