Sport: The Games Begin

Into Helsinki's Olympic stadium this week trooped some 6,000 athletes and officials of 67 nations,* parading around the rain-soaked, brick-red track past the presidential box and the stands packed with 70,000 applauding spectators. In its traditional position, the Greek team led the parade. Behind it, in order of the Finnish alphabet, marched the others: India's athletes, in light green and white flannels and gay turbans; the Russians, men in cream-colored flannels, women in bright blue blazers; the 368-member U.S. team: and the Finns, bringing up the rear as Olympic hosts. Then out of...

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