Letter: Olympic wisdom

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The Independent Online
Sir: In the light of the recent articles on the commercialism prevalent at the Atlanta Olympic Games, might I offer the following from Montaigne: "Pythagoras was wont to say, that our life retires to [resembles] the great and populous Assembly of the Olympick Games, wherein some exercise the Body, that they may carry away the Glory of the Prize in those Contentions, and others carry Merchandise to sell for profit."

M I R SUMMERELL

Southampton, Hampshire

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