The Olympics: Hero in the Dock

Some time before the Winter Olympics, Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, accosted Colonel Marceau Crespin, France's director of sports, and asked: "I hear that half the skiers on the French team don't live up to our definition of amateurism. Is that true?" Replied Crespin: "You have been misinformed, Monsieur. No one on the French ski team lives up to your definition." Brundage thought the Frenchman was joking.

Last week no one was kidding about Jean-Claude Killy, 24, hero of all France when he swept three Alpine-skiing gold medals at Grenoble. Le Monde, France's most influential newspaper, accused...

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