Sport: The Coach Is Watching

Since the days of the Czars, the Russians' chief contribution to the Olympic Games has been to send out teams of stony-faced "observers," whose main athletic accomplishment has been the scribbling of voluminous notes on the ways of Western athletes. Last week, after compiling 30 years of paper work, the Russians apparently decided that they had learned enough. Flexing their muscles, they announced that in 1952 Soviet Russia will send a full team to compete in the Olympics for the first time.*

Judging by their few past performances in international competition, the Russian entry seemed sure to provide some enlivening touches to...

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