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TWO VOTES FOR AVERY
Often abused for his fogyish views on real amateurism and honesty in sport, Avery Brundage, on the verge of retirement as head man of the Olympics, can count on at least two highly placed supporters. They are none other than Jesse Owens and Bob Mathias, Olympic greats of other years.
Dick Cavett interviewed them on a recent show and asked what sort of person they favored as a replacement for Brundage.
"If you have a weak man in Mr. Brundage's job," Mathias answered, "you won't have the Olympic Games as they are."
"If they're going to replace him," Owens added, "they should replace him with the same kind of man."