Columnists: Who Lost What Olympics?

Should the U.S. Winter Olympics team have done better at Innsbruck? Many a disappointed sports fan said so, for many a reason—perhaps none more strongly than the editorial writer for the New York Herald Tribune, who all but accused this country's athletes of being soft: "Even without forcing processes, rigid state discipline and special incentives, one would expect a better showing. It would seem that the late President Kennedy had a strong point in his alarm over the level of physical fitness among the youth of America."

That harsh judgment drew an immediate response from the Trib's columnist Walter Wellesley...

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