Figure Skating: Delicacy at Davos

The news that flashed from Belgium on Feb. 15, 1961, was tragic: "A Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 crashed near the Brussels Airport early today, killing 73 persons, including the 18 members of the United States figure-skating team." The news from Davos, Switzerland, last week still echoed that grim day. Scotty Allen, the U.S.'s No. 1 male skater, finished fourth at the 1966 world championships. The top American pair wound up third, the best U.S. dance team placed second behind a couple of Britons. Bad news indeed for a nation that had won...

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