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The other day I read that a mother at Sochi chastised her son for not meeting her and her (perceived) country’s expectations. On Monday morning, I was greeted by the Star Tribune’s Olympics coverage with a page-wide photo of a dejected speedskater hanging her head and an article about Team USA’s failures — one of many such articles since the games began — accompanied by the tally of countries’ medal counts.
Please. Let’s follow the example of the athletes who accept both winning and losing with grace, hug each other win or lose, and even celebrate a rival’s victory.
DAVID RICKERT, Staples, Minn.
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