Letter: Barcelona deserves the best of the US

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The Independent Online
Sir: Concerning the United States Olympic basketball team (Sport, 27 July), the issue is not the amount of money that the players are worth but the fact that they are the best in the world in their particular field - surely the aim of every athlete at the Barcelona Olympics?

They may be assured of victory, but is it really in the spirit of the Games that the US should field a weaker side of college students? I personally feel that the Olympic spirit would best be represented by every point scored against them.

Yours faithfully,


West Parley,


27 July