Sport: The Way It Used to Be

Squaw Valley: the very name was enough to unhinge the venerable geezers In the international Olympic movement 20 years ago. It simultaneously evoked the worst of California and the wild West, the depravity of Tinseltown and the dangers of the untamed frontier. When the remote resort in the Sierra Nevada was chosen as host of the 1960 Winter Games, one French official fretted: "How are we going to put our young men and women to bed at an early hour if there's a chorus line and Frankie Sinatra singing across the road?"

As it turned out, a terrific blizzard struck Squaw Valley...

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