SPORT IN THE ORIENT

December 23, 1963

IN THE LUSH RAIN FOREST OF SOUTHEAST ASIA A LAOTIAN HUNTER SIGHTS DOWN THE BARREL OF HIS HOMEMADE FOWLING PIECE; OUTSIDE THE RUSSIAN-BUILT STADIUM IN JAKARTA A GRACEFUL INDONESIAN GIRL (NEXT PAGE) DANCES OVER THE LOW BARRIERS OF A TRACK AND FIELD TRAINING COURSE; AT KUALA LUMPUR THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TAKES TIME OUT FROM THE BURDEN OF FORMING A NEW NATION TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF; AND IN TOKYO, CONSTRUCTION OF OLYMPIC FACILITIES PROCEEDS APACE FOR THE OCTOBER 10 OPENING OF THE 1964 SUMMER GAMES. THROUGHOUT THE VAST AND VARIED LANDS OF THE ORIENT, THE SPORTS OF THE EAST—AND WEST—ARE PROVOKING A SURGE OF POPULAR INTEREST THAT IS ONE OF THE MORE SPECTACULAR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS OF OUR TIME. THE FOLLOWING PAGES CONTAIN A RICH SAMPLING OF THIS ENTHUSIASM—AN ENTHUSIASM THAT POINTS THE WAY TO A TIME WHEN THERE WILL BE NO EAST OR WEST BUT, IN SPORT AT LEAST, ONE WORLD.

AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF JAKARTA'S MASSIVE (102,000 CAPACITY) SOVIET-FINANCED STADIUM, A GIRL OF THE INDONESIAN BROAD-JUMP TEAM EXERCISES ALONG THE EDGE OF A PRACTICE FIELD

WITH THE HEAD WRAPPING AND FIERCE GRIN OF A 19TH CENTURY PIRATE, A FILIPINO BIRD HANDLER INSPECTS TWO FIGHTING COCKS BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED FOR BATTLE AT A PIT NEAR MANILA

FRAMED BY THE JAPANESE-PRINT LOVELINESS OF GRAY ROCK, A FISHERMAN CASTING IN THE YOZAWAGAWA RIVER GIVES HIS OWN MEANING TO THE ORIENTAL IDEAL OF HARMONY WITH NATURE

DAGGERS CROSSED BENEATH TOWERS OF THE TEMPLE OF DAWN IN BANGKOK, TWO THAI SPORTSMEN PRACTICE ANCIENT PANTOMIME OF BATTLE, WHICH SURVIVES AS AN ADJUNCT TO CLASSICAL DANCE

CREWMEN OF HONG KONG'S 100-FOOT DRAGON BOATS THRASH UP A FURIOUS SPRAY WITH THEIR PADDLES AS THEY RACE PAST JUNKS AT THE CLIMAX OF THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

300-POUND SUMO CHAMPION TAIHO STRIKES A RITUAL POSE AT BEGINNING OF TOURNAMENT

SEVEN PHOTOSDAVID MOORE ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)