Miss Austria of 1950:
"The big program sometimes makes the bad feeling. Like Hitler refusing to shake hands with the Negro gentleman, Jesse Owens. Too bad we remember these bad feelings and not the good ones. But the big spirit is good. It is with the runner who carries the torch from country to country."
DR. MANFRED VON MAUTNER-MARKHOF
Austrian delegate to International Olympic Committee:
"Yes. Sportsmen of a country who are not on very good terms with the host country are first greeted with certain reserve. But if these sportsmen were of irreproachable fairness, people wholeheartedly went over, often celebrating them much more enthusiastically than their own people."