A VERY BRUNDAGE of Chicago made his millions in the building business and his fame in sports as perennial president of the U.S. and later International Olympics. Even before 1936 (when he fired Eleanor Holm from the Olympic swimming team for sipping champagne) and until last week (when he insisted that the East and West Germans field an Olympic team under one flag), Brundage has been a highhanded, battle-scarred figure. But he has a softer side, demonstrated by his consuming interest in contemplative Oriental art. Over the years Brundage has amassed a collection...

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