Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 13, 1956

¶ Wearing his stern concepts of amateurism like a chip on his shoulder, International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage promoted a new addition to the Olympic oath: "I am now, and intend to remain, an amateur." He seemed surprised to learn that there might be athletes who could not predict their futures and could not sign in good conscience. As complaints poured in, Brundage tried to backtrack: "There is no desire to interfere with those who intend to pursue a legitimate career in physical education, sport administration, press, radio, etc." Just when aspiring pros became illegitimate, Brundage did not say. ¶...

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