Letters: Oct. 2, 2000

The Greatest Show on Earth

A double thumbs-up for your articles on the Games [SUMMER OLYMPICS, Sept. 11]. Here in Nigeria just as much fuss is made about them as everywhere else. That is true despite the fact that we just won our first gold medals in 1996 in Atlanta. We would count ourselves lucky if our athletes as a group could win the five gold medals that runner Marion Jones is aspiring to capture all by herself. The joy of competing and interacting with other nations, cheering the winners and even agonizing over the losses makes it all worthwhile--gold or...

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