I hope that Roger Bannister will continue to write for you. His Olympic forecast was a great article, and I am sure it will be an inspiration to all young track men.
Kingston, Jamaica, B.W.I.
?Mr. McKenley's 400-meter Olympic record of 45:9, posted in the 1952 Games, still stands today.—ED.
OLYMPICS: PERMANENT RECORD
I have covered the Olympic Games from the start of the modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, Greece, yet in your issue I found many items of real interest that were brand-new for me.
What impressed me the most was the double-page spread with the progression of records and performances. I have kept your first issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, and I assure you that I won't part with the Olympic issue for a long time. My sincere congratulations.
OLYMPICS: VALUE RECEIVED
I have a collection of the newspapers of the foreign lands. Unfortunately, I know not to acquire your fascinating news magazine because of diverse difficulties in my land. I must apologize to you for my boldness, yet can you send me some pieces of your magazine, especially on the Olympics so that I can see the photographs of the excellent U.S. athletes. Please excuse my bad English, I have come to Szeged to study at the university. I send you my best regards and a stamp of the Olympics.
My request is to send me all magazines about the Olympic Games, because it isn't possible to receive them another way. I am a student and I am very fond of sport. I want to know more news about the Olympic Games.
I can't send you any value, but I send you Olympic postage stamps issued by my country, Bulgaria.
?A set of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Olympic issues has gone out with the editor's warmest Christmas wishes to Mr. Kormendi in his land of diverse difficulties and Mr. Koussev in his people's democracy.—ED.
OLYMPICS: FINE PEOPLE
Thank you for your wonderful story Golden Melbourne (SI, Dec. 10). The writing was fine, and the pictures more than a man could expect. What fine people must have done that story.
OLYMPICS: MATCH RACE!
Now that everyone has acclaimed Bobby Morrow as the world's fastest human, let's see him come home and face the real champion of the sprinters, Dave Sime. In the one time they have met, Sime beat Morrow. As you know, Dave was injured and could not compete in the Olympics. A race (preferably 220 yards) between these two would solve the question of who is the faster. I'll grant it would be close, but I'll wager Sime would take it.