The Olympics: Boycotting South Africa

A mini-Olympics? That was the possibility last week as no fewer than 39 nations announced that they would boycott next October's Mexico City games in protest over the International Olympic Committee's decision to readmit South Africa. Banned in 1963 for its Apartheid policies—in sport as in everything else—South Africa has now promised to field a fully integrated team of black, white and Colored athletes who would live, eat, march and compete together. But South Africa's Olympics trials will still be segregated, and its neighbors are unsatisfied. Complaining that black South African Olympians would be merely "trained monkeys who would...

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