The Russian basket-ball team, accompanied by officials, flew into Rome's Ciampino Airport August 15. They?
The Russian basket-ball team, accompanied by officials, flew into Rome's Ciampino Airport August 15. They were the forerunners of the 300-man Soviet Olympic team due to arrive August 19. Towering above his comrades was the giant athlete of the team, Yan Krunnich-7 feet, 2 inches tall.
A motor-coach took the party of fifty to the ???3 million Italian Olympic Village where 7,000 athletes will live during the Games. The Russian basket-ball team-second to America in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games - will enjoy the facilities of the twenty restaurants and the international army of cooks who will serve everything from steak-and-kidney pie and spaghetti to raw fish during their stay.
Elimination rounds for basket-ball commence August 26 - the day after the opening ceremony - at the Palazzo dello Sport.