Olympics: We Were Responsible

"When we began, everyone said we could not get the Soviet Union out," exults David Balsiger, national executive director of the Ban the Soviets Coalition. "But we did it against great odds. We were responsible for them dropping out." Balsiger is like the rain maker who, after a downpour happens along, claims credit for it. Nevertheless, the buzz and bother stirred up by his group seemed to give credence to the security concerns that the Soviets used as an excuse for staying home. Peter Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee,...

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