Olympics: What It Was About

The Olympics end: with glory, with anguish and reason for all to be proud

Could the celebration have been richer if the competition had been better? America's Olympics closed with the usual expressions of hope, as the five-ring flag was passed from Los Angeles to another neutral location, Seoul, Korea, where doom is expected again in four years, and the athletes will probably come through once more. The XXIII Olympiad was handsome and bright, not completely smog-free but, as British Runner Steve Cram said, "You should see it where I live," just outside Newcastle....

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