Revisiting Time at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

An exhibition in London is to include four pieces of Seiko technology used at the Games.

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Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83

She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.

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The 1964 Olympics Certified a New Japan, in Steel and on the Screen

The world’s elite athletes would have been in Tokyo right now if not for the coronavirus pandemic. When they went half a century ago, they discovered a capital transformed by design.

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