Sport: Big Brother Sees All

No Russian athletes competed in the winter Olympic games, but Russian "observers" were all over the place. At first they were content to pop off about the superiority of their home-grown athletes. Toward the end of the games, perhaps warming up for the summer Olympics, they began to growl about a "behind-the-scenes deal, so evident that even the bourgeois Norwegian press was forced openly to take notice of it."

The "deal," first trumpeted in Moscow's Trud and later echoed by Tass, was the 3-3 ice-hockey tie between the U.S. and Canada. The result, as it happened, assured Canada the Olympic title, moved...

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