The Olpympics: Friends in High Places


Ever since Mexico City got the nod as the site for the 1968 Olympics, coaches and doctors have been worried about the effect of the 7,347-ft. altitude on their athletes. Unfortunately, there is no Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Humans.

Animals, on the other hand, have powerful friends. Last week the International Equestrian Federation announced its decision to shift the three-day Olympics riding competition from Mexico City to Oaxtepec, 45 miles away and about 2,800 ft. lower. "Horses," explained Britain's Prince Philip, president of the I.E.F., are inclined to "go on well beyond the prudent...

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