Jim McKay -- you know him -- hosts ABC's Wide World of Sports and this is his recollection of the multifarious events during...

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MY WIDE WORLD

Jim McKay -- you know him -- hosts ABC's Wide World of Sports and this is his recollection of the multifarious events during the summer of 1972, as talked into the cassette. From a preview of Munich in May, the site of the summer Olympic games which were to end in tragedy (the central focus of this book) to Wembley Stadium for the F.A. (Football Association) Cup match to the Indy 500 on Memorial Day to the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach to the Olympic trials to the British Open to Munich again and that starcrossed event which brought sports and international politics eyeball to eyeball, with eleven Israelis dead and Arab terrorists on the loose and Avery Brundage making ""embarrassingly inappropriate remarks"" -- the applause that ""greeted his words also seemed terribly out of place, like cheering in a church."" A breathless, sobering summer, told in journalese, a narrow account of that wide world.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973