Sport: In Red China

In China, the big sport news was the Russian basketball team. The Russians (full title: U.S.S.R. Athletic Mission Basketball Team) barged into Peking at Christmas time, in less than three weeks ran away with 21 games against Chinese teams from Peking to Canton. The Russians' winning scores ranged from 56-43 against "Peking Amalgamated" to 123-12 against poor old "Army Amalgamated" of Canton.

Since the Chinese have been playing basketball for half a century,* and the Russians are relative novices, astonished Chinese were making a study of the Russian-type game. Study revealed a lot.

Not only were the Russians apt to be taller than...

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