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BASKETBALL AT ST. PETER'S
Pope Pius XII watches a demonstration of the game in the Vatican's famous square after addressing the crowd on the spirit of proper sportsmanship. 'To win,' the Pope said, 'is not so important as to prove one's skill and fortitude' (see also page 11).
Pope plus congratulates captain of winning basketball team on 10th anniversary of Italian sports movement he restored.
Throng of 80,000 also heard the Pope express his satisfaction that the 1960 summer Olympics will be held in "Christian Rome."
Italian sports center player tries a push shot as the Pope watches from elevated throne at main entrance to St. Peter's.
RED VERSION OF 'DAMN YANKEES'
Not to be outdone by U.S. showmen who turned their national game into a smash hit on Broadway, Soviet folk dancers, like the three butting an imaginary ball above, are wowing sophisticated Parisian audiences with a caricature of the U.S.S.R.'s favorite sport of soccer
Ballet begins as pompous officials march on the field
Soaring dancer viciously kicks the ball toward goal
Chasing ball, opposing players leap down the field