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Tokyo, December 1956: Even a visit from two Olympic gold medalists isn’t enough to stop the checkers game being played by patients at the Tokyo Army Hospital. The guest VIPs, being escorted by hospital recreation director Frances Tobias, are Bob Mathias, center, who won the decathlon in 1948 and 1952, and Dr. Sammy Lee, left, the platform diving winner in the same two Olympiads.


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