Aaron Troodler, Teaneck, N.J.
If we are to blame Arab countries for not allowing their athletes to compete against Israelis, we should also blame the IOC for giving in to their ridiculous demands. Instead of being assigned to European divisions, the Israeli teams should be placed in Asian divisions. I bet the risk of disqualification would end any protest the Arab countries may have.
Adam Herbst, River Edge, N.J.
At first it may have seemed that the world had caught up to Team USA (U.S. Against the World), but the final medal count from the pool proved it was just a glimmer. The U.S. tallied 31 medals in the Aquatics Centre, nearly triple the amount of runner-up Japan.
Travis Mewhirter, Hampstead, Md.
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