Nation: Olympics: To Go or Not to Go

The U.S. weighs hitting Moscow where it would really hurt

In Moscow last week, truck after truck rolled to a stop outside the new press building near the Foreign Ministry, and fur-hatted workers unloaded crates of telephone and telex equipment. A mile north of the Kremlin, electricians toiled in the Olimpiisky Sports Center, which will be the largest covered stadium in Europe. Near by, other workers rushed to finish a huge swimming arena. In classrooms and auditoriums all over Moscow, some 200,000 prospective tour guides, waiters and other staffers continued learning foreign languages and...

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