The Olympics: Lieut. Pinkerton's Week

It almost seemed unfair. Time after time last week, the Japanese Self Defense Forces Band blared The Star-Spangled Banner to signal yet another U.S. victory in the 1964 Olympic Games —so often that foreign spectators and athletes caught themselves whistling its familiar strains. "But it's not The Star-Spangled Banner," an Italian insisted defensively. "It's from the first act of Madame Butterfly." At that, it did seem a little reminiscent of Lieut. Pinkerton's visit to Japan. Over the first seven days of the XVIII Olympiad, smashing 10 world and 18 Olympic records in...

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