As a former Olympian, I am very supportive of the Olympic movement and am happy to witness your interest as shown in the Feb. 3 cover package, “Striking Gold.” However, the founder of the modern Olympiad, Pierre de Coubertin, emphasized participation, international co-operation and spirit first—winning second.
Shimmering in the hazy early-morning sun, the United States Coast Guard cutter Bear eased alongside a blacktopped jetty in Port-au-Prince’s dilapidated harbor. The ship’s cargo: 250 Haitians who had tried to escape their island country’s political violence and economic despair, but who had been forcibly returned on orders of the United States government.By HILARY MACKENZIE6 min
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