Australian officials have reversed an earlier decision and will now build a cinder training track adjacent to the Olympic Village in order to give runners a handier exercise course. Among the Melbourne facilities for training and competition will be seven gymnasiums for gymnasts, four halls each for basketball teams and weight lifters, three halls for fencers, eight rings for boxers and wrestlers, three hockey fields and four soccer fields.
World motorcycle speed records probably will be broken at Bonneville Salt Plats in late July, when a German team of riders, tuners and mechanics will try to surpass New Zealander Russell Wright's 185 mph and perhaps hit the 200-mile mark, the four-minute mile of cycling.
Hans G�nther Winkler, world champion rider in 1954 and 1955, has had his amateur status confirmed by the German Olympic Committee and, barring an unlikely veto by the International Equestrian Federation, will compete at the Stockholm Olympics in June. Winkler was disqualified for the last Olympics because he had given riding lessons to General Eisenhower and other Allied officers.
Milwaukee Braves' advance ticket sales have passed the one million mark, which is more than some other clubs will draw all season long. Last year Milwaukee drew 2,005,836, topping teams of both leagues. The alltime record: Cleveland, in 1948, with 2,620,627.
Televised football next autumn will be much like last year's under an agreement between the National Broadcasting Company and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There will be a nationally televised game on seven Saturdays and Thanksgiving, with regional TV, as determined by colleges and conferences, on five Saturdays.