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Olympics, Week Two: Doesn't Anyone Have Spirit of the Games?

August 08, 1992

After watching the so-called women's gymnastics on TV, one can only be grateful that Bela Karolyi is retiring. As far as I can determine, only one woman, Svetlana Boguinskaia, 19, was competing in the event. All the other competitors were anorexic teen-agers barely out of childhood who are performing more and more dangerous maneuvers. It is lucky that the only injuries were strained muscles, sprains and broken bones.

Where does athletics stop and child endangerment begin?

KATHLEEN RENO

Long Beach

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