Sport: Schande! Schande! Schande!

OLYMPIC officials are a bit like American jurists: they are sometimes unqualified; they often get their jobs through political connections; and they usually hang on to them for a long, long time. Thus, as frequently happens in U.S. courtrooms, some distressingly poor judgments were rendered last week in Munich, leaving an indelible stain on the otherwise lustrous XX Olympiad.

In event after event, there were officiating blunders that demonstrated incompetence, and sometimes outright bias. The first involved Chris Taylor, the 434-lb. American heavyweight wrestler, in his opening bout with Russia's world champion, Alexander...

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