Sport: Squawk Valley

One international event that never appears on any Olympic program could be called berating-the-organizers. Every four years, disgruntled officials around the world find some reason or other to mount un-Olympian attacks on their host's preparations. Last week, with the 1960 Winter Olympics coming up this month in California's Squaw Valley, it was the U.S.'s turn to get its lumps.

In France, Dr. Jean Carle, chief of the mission to Squaw Valley, exploded at the crowded accommodations. "Can you imagine four women living together in one cramped room for a month? Eh bien, non! Ridiculous!" He also fretted about the disconcerting effect...

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