?Statement of Intentions
The controversial new Olympic oath ("I am and intend to remain an amateur," etc.) will probably be shelved at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland Oct. 4. Reasons: it was announced too late, met too much opposition, including that of some IOC members.
The Cleveland Browns' 4-watt radio station ( Coach Paul Brown broadcasts from the sidelines, Quarterback George Ratterman receives in his helmet) was okayed by the NFL but broke down in its second tryout game. This suited Ratterman: "I don't go for those one-way conversations."
Nina Ponomaryeva, Russian discus thrower charged with stealing five hats in London, remains safe from arrest in Russian Embassy. The "provocation" against her has now led Moscow's Bolshoi Theater ballet troupe to cancel London visit.
?Heavy the Head that Even Hopes to Wear a Crown
Archie Moore, fighting Floyd Patterson over whether they will fight for the heavyweight title in Los Angeles or New York, was sued for $750,000 by Dollree Mapp, ex-wife of Fighter Jimmy Bivins. She charged "physical attacks" on herself and her daughter, 12. Said Moore: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."