Sport: No Doubt Whatever

In two of the biggest moments of last year's winter track season, boggles by the officials blurred the results to the point of farcical anticlimax. The two big questions: 1) Did Don Gehrmann or Fred Wilt win the Wanamaker Mile? 2) Did, or did not, the Rev. Robert Richards become the second man in history to pole-vault 15 feet?†

It took the wrangling authorities ten months to declare, beyond further appeal, that Gehrmann had won the Wanamaker (TIME, Dec. 18). It took an admission of grievous error (the crossbar had been too low) to convince...

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