Sport: Inevitable Confusion

When Rumania held her Olympic trials in the silhouette target-shooting event, crack Pistolman Panait Calcai scored twelve points over the official world record. At Helsinki, Calcai did not shoot as well, placed sixth behind Hungary's winning Karoly Takacs (TIME, Aug. 11).

One evening last week, on Helsinki's main business street, the Aleksanterinkatu, the Rumanian marksman showed why his mind may not have been on his targets. As a West German newspaperman watched, Calcai rushed from a shop where his Communist guard was buying some bananas. The newsman took him in tow. That night Calcai stayed at the home of the business manager...

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