Sport: The Games Nations Play

The Games Nations Play

The Russians are coming. That was the word from Moscow last week as the Soviet Union confirmed that it will send some 520 athletes to the Seoul Summer Olympics in September. The announcement meant that U.S. and Soviet athletes will meet in Summer Olympic competition for the first time since 1976. Two nations that will not be there, though, are North Korea, which pulled out of the Games after its demand to be host for half the events was denied, and Cuba.

North Korea's anger over the games was dramatically underscored last week when South Korean officials formally charged their Communist...