"How refreshing it was to pin our hopes on the athletes instead of hanging our fears on the shadows that tried to take key moments away." SHELLY A. GIROSKI Akron, Ohio
I loved the Olympics! for two weeks I got to believe that a person's merit can transcend race, nationality, religion or politics [THE OLYMPICS, Aug. 12]. I could have faith in the possibilities of skill, discipline and attitude. I could cheer for the human race and individual achievement and hope that athletic competition will bind us together. MELINDA AVERY Omaha, Nebraska
It is mind boggling to see the...