Olympics: Here's One Man's Meet

Pullaway swimsuits, Ali's magic and the Iron Hammer

With the Games at an end, a noted journalist-athlete, or athlete-journalist, found time to review his insights of a fortnight. Herewith George Plimpton's report:

The trouble with "covering" the Olympics was that 10,000 journalists were doing the same thing. Anyone in Los Angeles with a slightly glazed look for the past two weeks was a writer trying to cook up an original idea. When the country of Burma walked into the Coliseum with a team that consisted of only one member (a boxer named Zaw Latt), 7,000...

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