Tuesday, August 24, 2004

MORE ON PUERTO RICO San Juan correspondent Gabrielle Paese--of The Puerto Rico Herald--writes with a couple more salient facts about the island and the Olympics:

1) If Puerto Rico were to win a gold medal (it's never happened--the island's best finish was a 1984 silver in boxing) La Borinqueña is the song that would be played.

2) Puerto Rico sent five boxers to the US-boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics. Who knew?

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.