Picks and Pans Review: Unquote

updated 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

Discus thrower Al Oerter, a four-time Olympic champion, was not consoled by those who tried to belittle the impact of the Communist bloc boycott of the Los Angeles Games: "They keep on telling us there's still a record 140 countries and all that razzle-dazzle. To me, it makes a hell of a parade but a lousy competition."

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