I write, however, in the hope that there may be some leaders in the world of sport who feel, as I do, an urgent need to make reparation for our crimes of omission in 1945 when, in the vain hope of buying peace and security for ourselves, we acquiesced in surrendering into slavery not only the countries that had fought against us but our ally, heroic and betrayed Poland.
The Swiss have just canceled the invitations which they had sent to the Russians to compete in the Lauberhorn race at Wangen and the S.D.S. at Grindelwald. O! si sic omnes.
?One of the great pioneers of modern skiing, Sir Arnold Lunn waged a relentless fight for recognition of the downhill and the slalom as legitimate forms of ski activity in the '20s and early '30s. Today, active as a writer and official, he is regarded as a world authority on alpine skiing.—ED.