Sport: The Olympics

It was a week of fantastic emotional ups and downs. Favorites fell by the dozen. Unknowns won fame. Under the tension, tempers rose: a Japanese official accused a Bulgarian wrestler of throwing a match to a Russian, who thereby beat out a Yugoslav for a gold medal; on British complaints, 15 boxing referees and judges were fired for incompetence; some U.S. officials and athletes wailed with alarm at early defeats. But not even the acrimony could obscure the brilliance of the athletes themselves in Rome.

At week's end, as expected, the big squads of Russia and the U.S. stood one-two in the...

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