Sport: Xth Olympiad

From the huge Olympic Coliseum, with its three flagpoles, 105,000 seats and Olympic torch, the scene of the Xth Olympiad shifted last week to the 50-metre Olympic swimming pool, where 10,000 spectators with Japanese parasols sat in a small concrete stadium looking down at a narrow block of pale green water.

U. S. women swimmers have been the best in the world since they started competing in the Olympics and it was assumed beforehand that they would win four out of the five races last week. Big Helene Madison of Seattle, who was...

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