Sport: The Mouse That Whispers

Voices were shrill in the tiny country wedged between Austria and Switzerland. The argument: Would Liechtenstein (pop. 16,000) be represented at the Winter Olympics in California's Squaw Valley next month? No, thundered Chief of Government Alexander Frick, worried lest Liechtenstein's honor be compromised by a last-place finish at the games. "Those who come in last have the real Olympic spirit," countered Baron Edward von Falz-Fein, Chief of Mission for the Liechtenstein Winter Olympic Team. "I wouldn't dream of winning." Added the baron darkly: "There will be a revolution if they don't let me go."

The baron has been taking time-off from his...

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