Soundings: Olympic Ideals

Kerry Temple '74 | Feb. 24, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine

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The maddest I’ve ever gotten in reaction to an athletic event was in September 1972. I was in Farley Hall, watching the conclusion of the U.S.-USSR. Olympic basketball game — the game for the gold.

This was back when college players — amateurs, not the all-NBA Dream Team — competed for the United States. They were matched against older, professional-level players from foreign countries. Still, the U.S. stood 63-0 in Olympic basketball games, having won every gold medal since the sport was introduced to the games in 1936.

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