Track & Field: The Meal at Moscow


"This team is so strong it kind of frightens me," said Coach Payton Jordan. Indeed, to hear them chatter, the U.S. team that took on Russia last week was the hottest thing since sweat suits. "Each of us is the best in our field," boasted Hurdler Rex Cawley before the meet. "The Russians have two chances —slim and none," chortled High Jumper Gene Johnson. Munch, Munch. The words must have tasted bitter. After two disastrous days in Moscow, the men's team barely edged the Russians, 119-114, and the women's team lost...

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