DISASTERS: Boxers' Death

No chance to see the world

"We don't have much to offer our young boxers," said Bob Surkien, national boxing chairman of the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union. "No college scholarships, no fancy cars. What we can offer them is a chance to see the world." Surkien fought back tears as he spoke: he had just learned that 14 members of a U.S. amateur boxing team, flying from New York City to matches in Cracow and Katowice, had died in the crash of a Polish IL-62 jetliner near Warsaw's Okecie Airport. The disaster, which...

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