Juan Quixote?

Olympics Chief Goes for The Gold--as in Nobel

Olympians are urged to aim high, but might it be a tad excessive for the scandal-plagued International Olympic Committee to aim for a Nobel Peace Prize? Not to JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH, the body's mercurial president, who is said to be lobbying "feverishly" for a plan to stage the Games in Seoul in hopes that this would engender warm feelings between North and South Korea and possibly cement reconciliation. "It's a brilliant I.O.C. comeback plan," says a source familiar with Samaranch's ploy. "After all the scandals, the corruption and sycophancy, the I.O.C. can finally be seen as contributing to international peace and...

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