Sport: Second Asiad

The Japanese were the first Asian people to turn from the ceremonial, protocol-stiff sports (sumo, jujitsu) of their past to more competitive Western athletics. They have also consistently produced the only

Asian athletes to come really close to Western records. Last week at Manila, 18 Oriental nations (not including Red China) competed in the Second Asian Games and the Japanese again ran off and swam off with most of the honors. But competition from other Asian nations seemed to be getting stiffer

Manila's Rizal Stadium was the scene of the Second Asiad, and a few Filipinos had trouble forgetting that the Japanese had...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!