Wednesday, July 12, 1972
Wednesday, July 12, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
GAME ONE ADJOURNED:
Pawn to queen's knight-four
Sports of The Daily
U.S. Olympics @00.
...passing the buck
By DAN BORUS
THE UNITED STATES Olympic team has been chosen after
some grueling and surprising trials at Eugene, Oregon and
some amazing stories in human courage have emerged from
the week long event.
Jim Ryun's comeback from the depths of middle distance
running is indeed a tribute to the fortitude of the man. Iris
Davis's fight with a nagging back injury that allowed her no
movement is, as well, a monument to a woman's desire to run.
But what is not being reported from Eugene and what is
being hidden in press releases and ad campaigns is the shabby
treatment that American athletes are receiving from the land
they are representing. What is being discused here is not so
much the racial injustices that Smith and Carlos thrust for-
ward with black gloves and power salutes, but starving and
lack of a real sleeping quarters.
Athletes who participated at the Eugene fete did not
have subsidies for transportation, room or board. This money
must have been shelled out by the athletes themselves or
ese:they would not have had a chance to participate in the
Orpnpics. McDonald's hamburgers are not the stuff champ-
iong'are made from.
Track and field is not the big business for its stars the way
big time football it. Although as much innate ability is required
for excelling in the Olympics, Americans have instead heaped
praise and glory on overbound muscle men and become outraged
when the United States fails to wow 'em at the four year event.
Americans, who never even heard of Randy Matson; are
angered when America fails to earn some gold in an event,
yet they eschew all sorts of responsibility in the funding of
the team and refuse to become involved in the sport until pushed
by ridiculous appeals.
Track and the people who participate in the sport are a
small and rare breed. Under the guise of amateurism, they
have been forced into a position of neo-poverty in order to
participate in the sport to which they are dearly addicted.
The U.S. Olympic Committee which controls the regulations
under which the athletes must compete is under some stodgy
and misguided leadership. Refusing any sort of government
help, the Committee has banished its athletes into a wandering
band of nomads, roughly equivalent to serfs.
Take for instance the brouhaha over Puma and Addidas.
The manufacturing of track shoes were giving small fees to
athletes to brandish their wares. One resourceful sprinter
decked himself out with a Puma on his right and an Addidas
on his left.
However the public may be getting the wrong impression.
Big time kickbacks in track are non-existent; unless of course
you are a U.S. Olympic official.
The Committee, stocked with some of the bigger names in
sporting equipment business, is worth in an excess of eight
to ten million dollars, plus a couple million in stocks and
bonds. The commitee's top man Clifford H. Buck, a retired
executive from Wilson Sporting Goods, does not know the
exact figure. Buck holds he needs the mosey to guard against
another 1929 crash.
The Committee makes money by selling the name of the
U.S. Olympic team. Among products which bear the red, white
and blue seal of the Olympic Committee are Rexall Super Plen-
ams, Bank of America Travelers checks, Coppertone, Brut, and
Palmolive and Rapid Shave. One wit has wondered if the ath-
letes shave twice a day or shave the right side of the face
with one cream and the other with its competitor.
For only $25,000, you can get the label "Selected for use
by the Olympic team," on your product.
Another official ploy is bureaucracy. Although the Com-
mittee has denied that they are sending in, addition to the
477 athletes, 167 non-competitors and officials, most likely
babysitters, they have yet to name exactly how many non-
competing people the United States will send to Munich
in August. Officials however admit that 140, or 130 or 112
is about right.
It is about time to discard the platitudes of amateurism
that have for so long plagued U.S. Olympic efforts. The fear of
public money which has hurt other sectors of national life has
paralyzed the athletes. Ameteurism, I think is no longer the
goal of the Olympics. Rather the good sport and fellowship that
comes from competition. The quaint American definition that
an amateur is one who starves is akin to social Darwinism.
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By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Mickey Stanley
snapped a 5-5 tie with a homer
off Paul Lindblad in the sixth
inning, powering the American
League East-leading Detroit Ti-
gers to a 6-5 baseball victory
over the Texas Rangers last
The Rangers had jumped on
Tiger starter Tom Timmerman
for three runs in the opening
inning and got one off Fred
Scherman in the second.
But Detroit continually nib-
bled away at Texas pitching.
The Tigers scored lone runs off
Pete Broberg in the first, third
and fourth innings, plus two in
the second before Stanley's
homer off reliever Lindblad, now
BALTIMORE - Tom Shopay
walked with the bases loaded in
the last of the 10th inning to
force in the winning run and
give Baltimore a 2-1 triumph
over the Kansas City Royals
Reliever Ken Wright, the
Royal's second pitcher of the
inning, gave up the walk to
Shopay after the Orioleskhad
loaded the bases with no outs
on a double by Brooks Robin-
son and walks to Bobby Grich
and Boog Powell.
The triumph snapped a five-
game losing skid for the Orioles.
CINCINNATI - Jack Billing-
ham tossed a seven-hitter and
Cincinnati shut out Pittsburgh
5-0 last night in a clash of the
National League's West and the
East Division leaders.
Johnny Bench drove in three
of Cincinnati' runs with a pair
of singles and his 22nd home
run, increasing his major league
baseball RBI lead to 66.
Joe Morgan, who leads the
majors in runs scored, touched
off two Reds' rallies against
loser Bob Moose.
Morgan scored the Reds' first
run of the game when he walked
with one down in the first-
he also leads the majors in
walks with 65-stole second for
his 34th stolen base, also tops in
the majors, and came home on
Tolan's hit to center. Bench
singled Tolan home
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland (At) -
Bobby Fischer made his opening
assault on the Soviet Chess for-
tress last night, but world
champion Boris Spassky repelled
it and left the American with a
tough fight for a draw when
their first game was adjourned.
The first game of history's
richest world chess title match
was called after 40 moves and
3 hours and 34 minutes of play.
It will resume today at 1 p.m.
EDT, or 5 p.m. Reykjavik time.
When play was called off for
the night, there was little left
on the board: a king and five
pawns for Fischer; a king, three
pawns and a bishop for Spass-
U.S. grandmaster Robert
Byrne said: "Fischer is going to
have trouble making a draw.
I don't see how Spassky can
Svetozar Gligeric, the Yugo-
slav grandmaster, commented:
"It is doubtful whether b1a c k
can save a draw." Fischer is
playing the black pieces a n d
Spassky the white, which means
the Russian had the first
Yefim Geller, the Russian who
seconds Soasky, watched t h e
final moves on closed circuit
television in the corridor, sipping
a, cup of coffee. "What do you
think, Grandmaster Geller?" he
was asked. "I am not thinking,
I am drinking coffee,' Geller re-
Fischer has played Spassky
five times in the past. The three
times he played the black pieces
he lost. Playing white he was
able to salvage two draws, but
has never triumphed over t h e
Spassky made his first move
yesterday all by himself in the
shadowless illumination of the
stage at Reykjavik's 2,500-seat
There was something surreal-
istic about the world champion-
ship series with prize money of
about $300,000 dollars starting
with only one man sitting at the
Fischer, as usual, was late.
He arrived seven minutes after
Spassky moved his queen's
pawn and referee Lothar Schmid
pressed the button to start
It's your move
1. P-Q4, KT-KB3
2. P-QB4, P-K3 -
3. Kt-KB3, P-Q4
4. KT-u13, u-Kt
5. P-K3, 0-0
6. B-Q3, P-B4
7. 0-0, KT-B3
0. P-QK3 u-gd
Elapsed time: white 8 minutes black
9. KT-K2, QP x QBP
10. BXBP B Kt3
ii. PXiP QsQ
12. RsQ, lBsP
14. B-Kt2, B-Q2
Elapsed Time: 51 minutes white 49
is. Qu-uB, alR-Q1
16. Kt K2 -Q4, Kt x Kt
17. Kt x Kt, B-R5
Elapsed times white 45 minutes,
black 35 minutes.
18. B-N3, BxB
19. KtxB, xRCh
20. RxR, K-qua
21. K-n1, K-B
22. K-K2, Kt-K5
Elapsed times white 60 minutes, black
23. R-Qnl, RxR.
24. usE, P-u3
25. Kt-R5, Kt-Q3
26. K-Q3, B-Q1
27. Ki-1u4, u-is
21. NBKt, BBKi
29. P-N5, BxKRP
30. P-N3, P-KR4
Elapsed time: white 87 minutes,
Ii. K-Its, P-E5
32. K-3, K-K2
33. K-Kt2, PxP
34. PaP, naP'
'IS. KxO, K-Q3
Elapsed time: white 95 minutes,
black 95 minutes
36. P-R4, K-Q4
37. B-R3, K-K5
19. P-N6, P-nd
Elapsed time: white 130 minutes,
black 110 minutes.
40. K-Ed P-BS
Adjourned after 3 hours and 34
minutes of play.
Professional League Standings
American League San Diego at Hontreal
San Francisco 6, New York 1
East Philadelphia 4, Los Angeles 1
W L Pct. GB Atlanta atSt. Louis
Detroit 42 34 .553 - Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 0
Baltimore 41 35 .539 1 -- -
Boston 35 36 .493 41/
New York 35 37 .486 5
Cleveland 32 43 .427 914
Milwaukee 30 44 .405 11
Oakland 41 21 .632 - c ,
Chicago 44 34 .564 5
Minnesota 38 37 .507, 92
Kansas City 19 38 .506 91/2 DIAL 668-6416
Caliornia 16 42 .462 11
Texas 33 45 .423 16 ENDING TONIGHT
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Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 4 W. BEATTY-J. CHRISTIE
Detroit 6, Texas 5
Chicago 4, Cleveland 3
Baltimoe ,2 Kansas City 1, 10 innings
W L Pet. GBl
4t 28 .632 -
44 33 .571 4'/2
4035 .3 7'
42 17 .532 7'
33 43 .434 15
2S 51 .354 21,
46 31 .597 -
46 34 .575 1,
41 It .519 6
36 42 .462 10'/
36 48 .429 13'
29 49 .372 17'S
llsustim 0, Chicago 5, 1st
Chicago , Houston 5, 2nd
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