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The Universal Tug and Tempo of Sport

Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 25, 1961

Table of Contents
Dec. 25, 1961

Point Of Fact
Gold Rush
Girls And Boys
The Enthusiast
  • The way of the world with a game is mirrored in all its astonishing variety in the following 40 pages. First, Barbara Heilman tells the very American story of Benjamin Edward Bensinger, Chicago businessman and supersportsman. Then action photographs (page 34) catch shining moments in sports that identify nations almost as their flags do. Scholarly and entertaining, Alexander Eliot (page 44) chronicles the deeds of Heracles, first of the Olympian sportsmen and a Greek hero who tamed water in ways modern conservationists are trying to imitate. Finally (page 62), a gallery of the world's loveliest sportswomen, a theme that is particularly apropos in a year in which the wife of the President of the U.S. has done so much to lend an aura of glamour to the arena of sport

  • The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a village cricket match in England creates an atmosphere of late-afternoon, late-summer tranquility

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The Universal Tug and Tempo of Sport

The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a village cricket match in England creates an atmosphere of late-afternoon, late-summer tranquility

In India these intense youngsters play field hockey, the national pastime there and one that is popular in Pakistan and other lands still influenced by British sporting traditions

This is an article from the Dec. 25, 1961 issue Original Layout

In South Africa players on Rugby teams from rival mining towns scramble for the ball in one of the innumerable periods of orderly turmoil or patterned confusion permitted by the rules of many games

In Turkey wrestlers meet each year in a week-long tournament started by sultans 300 years ago for army training

In Spain an impassioned pelota a mano champion gets set for a full-arm smash during a contest in Barcelona

In Australia, in the oceanic distances of the Outback, where the nearest neighbor may live 100 miles away, horse racing provides its familiar, universal fascination at a meet at Betoota (pop. 14)

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