Sport: Mile of the Century

At the British Empire Games in Vancouver, B.C. last week, visiting Australians did their rugged best to live up to their press notices. They began well. Billed as good-natured brawlers, they touched off the first international rhubarb by filing a loud beef about the skimpy supply of good red meat at the breakfast table.

Then the Aussies slowed down. Highly favored to take the unofficial team cham pionship, they dropped into second place behind a surprisingly well-balanced squad from England. A solid third: Canada. But there was high hope in Aussie hearts. Their collective failure could be wiped out in the biggest...

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