Amazing how much damage a one term president can do in 4 years.
So he punishes the athletes.
Typical lib reporter. He probably complained about Reagan's 'Trust, but verify' policy during the 80s.
However, when a Republican wins an election the EneMedia lead with the word "Cheat."
the 1972 Summit Series was the first hockey event between communist USSR and NHL all stars from Canada....in the final and decisive game, played in Moscow, the Russians had Tretiak, their goalie, protect a goal in which the netting was wound tighter then rubber...
early in the first period the Canadians scored a goal but the light never went on and the puck ricocheted out of the net almost as fast as it went in because of the tight netting...the Canadians lifted their sticks to celebrate then looked on in disbelief when the goal was not counted...
the game was tied late in the third period when the same EXACT thing happened....this time the Canadians continued the celebration, forcing the Soviet officials on hand to count the goal...Canada won the game and the series...
btw- in 1980 I was a 16YO Olympic hopeful training for the decathlon.....my hatered for jimmah carter deepened the way he made our athlete’s stay home...just about all who were pure amatuers with many living on food stamps and working part time jobs while they trained for the olympics...this was on the heels of the hostage crisis in Iran...
Fascinating story. Thanks for posting.
When you sneeze in your hotel room in a communist country, don’t be surprised if your lamp says “gesundheit!”
Big mistake on Carter’s part. Just as dumb for the Soviets to boycott LA four years later.
Just like in Pravda! Except he was writing for the New York Times.
Ooops, no difference.